BRILLIANT BRITISH HUMOUR IN THE FORGOTTEN ART OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD
Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 13:30
The Community Centre, Tarporley 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
The forgotten art of the picture postcard remembered.
From the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II, millions of humorous postcards were produced to entertain, bolster morale, inspire, instruct, motivate and persuade. Discover the popular themes and styles of the period by the masters of the medium such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Dudley Buxton, Donald McGill and Fred Spurgin, and the reasons why their popularity waned with the British public.
FEBRUARY IS ALSO THE 'DONATION LECTURE' WHICH SUPPORTS OUR YOUNG ARTS PROJECTS.
Studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, and is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints, and co-ordinator of various exhibitions and galleries, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, also lecturer and ships' historian on board cruise ships. Publications include illustrated histories of Marine Painting (1995) and yachting art Yachts on Canvas (1998), The Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin’s extraordinary adventure aboard FitzRoy’s famous survey ship (2008), Careless Talk Costs Lives: Fougasse and the Art of Public Information (2010) and Your Country Needs You: the Secret History of the Propaganda Poster (2013), Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art (2016) and Picturing the Pacific: Sir Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders (2018). Completed his PhD at the University of Sussex in 2015 on the voyager artist William Westall (1781-1850) who sailed with Commander Matthew Flinders aboard HMS 'Investigator' (1801-1803) the first ship to circumnavigate Australia.
Guided tours of the buildings and artworks of the National Maritime Museum can be arranged for groups.