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Exhibition: Heath Robinson’s Illustrations for magazines, 1925 to 1936

Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

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

Dates

This exhibition runs from Sat, 30th Mar 2024 to Sun, 23rd Jun 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Fri,
19th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
20th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sun,
21st Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
25th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
26th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
27th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Sun,
28th Apr 2024  
(11am - 4pm)

Cost: £6

Description

With the start of the Second World War in 1914 Heath Robinson observed that “There was now no demand for purely artistic productions, for new editions of Shakespeare or other classics”. He was then dependent on humorous work for his income. However, from about 1925 respite from the constant need to be funny came from time to time with commissions to provide serious illustrations to short stories and articles in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine and its sister publication Good Housekeeping.

The exhibition will include illustrations for stories by Richmal Crompton, J. B. Priestly & Gerald Bullett and John van Druten, an English playwright and theatre director.

He developed a distinctive style for these illustrations, very different from his earlier drawings and adapted to the two-colour printing process used for magazines of the time. He also produced a number of full-colour designs for the covers of magazines.

Another artist who was best known for his humorous work, but who also provided illustrations for Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine was Lesley Illingworth. The exhibition will include three examples for his work.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Sat, 30th Mar 2024 to Sun, 23rd Jun 2024

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

April 2024

May 2024

June 2024

Location

Heath Robinson Museum,

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

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Other exhibitions open at Heath Robinson Museum

The exhibition brings together 18 of Heath Robinson’s original illustrations in the style he developed at the time.
11am to 4pm
Pinner
Ends on Sun 23rd June
2024-03-30
2024-06-23