Graham Sutherland (1903 – 1980)
Away by Green Line (1936)
Original vintage poster
103 x 63 cm
A copy of this poster is held by the London Transport Museum (1983/4/4500).
A poster produced for London Transport illustrating the pleasurable destinations to be reached via Green Line Coaches. Sutherland’s design depicts a pitchfork and a maize dolly – two promises of country life which the city-dweller might now easily access, thanks to the advent of British coach travel.
Graham Sutherland OM was an English artist known for his romantic, abstract landscapes and portraits of public figures, including Churchill and the Queen Mother. Sutherland spent the 1920s mostly making landscape prints, but, following the collapse of the print market in the early 1930s branched out into watercolours. He also undertook a few commercial commissions for posters, working for London Transport, Shell and others. He served as an official war artist in the Second World War, painting industrial scenes on the British home front. After the war he worked in oils and explored figurative painting.
Condition: generally very good, one repaired short tear about 10mm long.
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