Poster boy of the First World War
There is also a nice anecdote about the sculptor’s meeting with Sherwin’s then boss, councillor Jack Binks who Sherwin describes in the book as “a joiner and undertaker with a splendid Yorkshire sense of humour”. Binks’s opening remark to Moore was “Eh ‘Enry – how does a little fellow like you knock those holes in those big women?”
The book is informative and entertaining which was always Sherwin’s aim. “It’s a layman’s guide to British surrealism – I’d like people to enjoy it as much as I do,” he says. “I also think it is one of the few books on art that makes you smile.” POSTERS from the First World War are to go on display at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate.
Frank Brangwyn was a British painter, printmaker, draughtsman and designer and during the 1914-1918 conflict he was also an official war artist.
The posters have now been cleaned and restored by the Friends of Mercer Art Gallery and will go on display from May 17 to January 18 as part of the Great War centenary commemorations.
For more information on the gallery visit www.harrogate.gov. uk/mercerartgallery.