Claude Harrison
Shell Guide to Westmoreland

Original poster for Shell Oil c. 1960s

Shell commissioned a series of posters to go with their County Guide books, and they commissioned paintings by the leading artists of the day.

Claude Harrison studied at Preston College of Art (1939-1941) and Liverpool College of Art (1941-2) after which he enlisted in the RAF for five years. On his return, he continued studies at Royal College of Art (1947-50). Harrison’s work consisted of murals, portraits, conversation pieces and mystical figure compositions – which are seen here in the Westmoreland poster. He was a member of the Royal Academy and his work has regularly been exhibited in the annual summer exhibition.

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Condition: Fair. Short edge tears which are hidden by mount/mat; some age toning. Metal hanger removed to allow matting. See photograph for more information