Betty Swanwick (1915-1985)
Green Line – Berks (1936)
Printed by Curwen Press
Lithographic poster for London Transport, 1936
Born in London, daughter of a marine artist, Swanwick studied under Edward Bawden at Goldsmith’s College of Art, returning as a tutor in 1948 until her retirement in 1969. A noted poster designer and book illustrator (including of her own novels) she made a series of posters for London Transport before the war, as well as Shell-Mex, BO, the Central Office of Information and designing murals for the Festival of Britain and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. In 1979 she became a Royal Academician.
Green Line Coaches Limited was formed in 1930 by LGOC which had 60 vehicles servicing eight routes to towns up to 30 miles from London. In 1933 it passed into the newly formed London Passenger Transport Board, and this poster dates to that period of ownership.
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Condition: Good. Backed to linen, shows extremely well.