Exhibition: John Hassall: Illustrator and Poster Artist

This exhibition runs from Sat, 22nd May 2021 to Sat, 14th Aug 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
22nd May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)  <– Today
Thu,
27th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
28th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
29th May 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
3rd Jun 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
4th Jun 2021  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
5th Jun 2021  
(11am - 4pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 22nd May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


During the early twentieth century, John Hassall was one of Britain’s best-known and most high-profile artists.

Working across a variety of disciplines, he was a prolific book illustrator, a humorous artist for postcards and magazines, an art school founder and teacher, a painter in oils, consummate clubman, and a designer of toys, figurines, pottery and nursery decor. But it was through his commercial illustration for travel companies, political causes, theatre and well-known brands that he made his name in an age when advertising hoardings were known as the, ‘poor man’s art gallery’.

Hassall’s natural affinity for poster art, and the popularity of his creations, was to earn him the title, ‘The Poster King’. Employing bold line, flat colours and an engagingly cheery style, Hassall’s designs had immediate impact with many creations, notably his famous, ‘Skegness is SO bracing’ poster, becoming embedded in popular culture.

This exhibition seeks to explore key aspects of John Hassall’s work, and to celebrate the life of this extraordinary artist a century on from his heyday.


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Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London,
HA5 1AE

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This exhibition seeks to explore key aspects of John Hassall’s work, and to celebrate the life of this extraordinary artist a century on from his heyday.
Open from Sat 22nd May to Sat 14th August
John Hassall: Illustrator and Poster Artist
2021-04-14
2021-04-14