|Next week ,9th July 2012, Jane at the Winds of Change Gallery is hosting a new Exhibition of the work of Laurence Fish. He used to live here in Winchcombe, and his wife Jean Bray has selected pieces of his work to go on display. One thing I am going to buy is her new book, Pick up a Pencil, full of stories about his life and photos of his paintings. ( I think Jean 's next book should be her own memoirs,) Personally I love Laurences commercial work including railway posters. |
After the war posters again showed the sunnier side of life encouraging us all to be optimistic and start travelling. Posters are now highly collectable and reach high prices in auctions....I'm not surprised they are fantastic....but I can't help wishing that the original artists saw more of the money !