Clifford Ellis Seascape - Abstract Mid Century watercolour painting Mod British - Art by Clifford Ellis
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Clifford Ellis
Clifford Ellis Seascape - Abstract Mid Century watercolour painting Mod British

c. 1955

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We acquired a series of paintings from Clifford and Rosemary Ellis's studio. To find more scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this seller." Clifford Ellis (1907-1985) Seascape in Blue Gouache in artist’s own mount 20x30cm Provenance: the family of the artist, by descent. Born in Bognor in Sussex and trained at St Martin’s School of Art and Regent Street Polytechnic, Ellis was a graphic artist and illustrator who is best known for the posters he produced for London Transport during the 1930s. He generally collaborated with his wife Rosemary – whom he married in 1931 – on their posters. The General Post Office, Shell, and The Empire Marketing Board were also clients for their posters. They signed their posters C&RE, their initials being in alphabetical order and they are readily recognisable by their ebullient use of colour and form. Employed during the war as a camoufleur, along with so many other artists, Clifford was also an official war artist, serving with the Grenadier Guards. Rosemary, meanwhile, was an artist for the Recording Britain project. Following the war they trained art teachers at Bath Academy of Art. They also designed a series of nearly one hundred book jackets for Collins New Naturalist series, published between 1945 and 1982.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    In hand-finished frame with AR non-reflective glass.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 7.88 in. x W 11.82 in.H 20 cm x W 30 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU79534270352
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