ILLUSTRATION ART: John Beaven (British, active 1940s – 1970s): An illustration portrait of a lady on pink background

John Beaven (British, active 1940s – 1970s): Portrait of a lady on pink background – An original illustration artwork, for an unknown assignment, circa 1960s, portrait painting in mixed media on board, reverse labelled Marwick & Paulig Ltd., 11 3/4 x 22 inches


John Beaven was a commercial artist working during the mid 20th century, producing works as a poster designer, animator, book illustrator and graphic designer.

During the course of his career Beaven worked as an animator and background illustrator during the 1940s, for Halas & Batchelor, producing post war public information cartoons on behalf of the British Central Office of Information. Additionally he worked on the Look & Learn series and designed educational posters for children.

This work is an original piece originally acquired from the archive collection of the artist.

Dimensions: 56 x 30cm


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Condition Report: Overall condition good with some smudge marks in link to lower margin (see images).

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