Poster boy of the First World War

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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.

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