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Andrew Hewat - Original 1981 Gouache, Greek Comedy and Tragedy - Illustration

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Andrew Hewat - Original Original 1981 Gouache. Study illustration for children's publication. Date inscribed on verso 31st January 1981 and the artist's name. With additional images laid on board. Inscribed verso. On board. Some discolouration.

Andew Howat contributed a wide variety of work to Look and Learn. In the late 1970s, he was one of the main artists providing features on the rear cover, including the miscellaneous strip ‘Strange Facts’ and episodes of the ‘Land of Legend’ and ‘Crowning Glory’ series. Born in Hale, Cheshire, Howat studied life drawing, anatomy and painting at Manchester School of Art. He moved to London where he worked at a commercial studio before linking up with fellow artists Bob Robins and Gordon Davidson to produce illustrations for magazines and books. The trio often signed their work ‘RDH’. Howat later worked for various London advertising agencies as well as freelancing as a designer of greetings cards. He continues to design cards featuring landscapes and views of London as well as to paint landscapes in watercolour and pastel around London and Hertfordshire. One of his paintings of the Palace of Westminster was used as a Christmas card by the House of Commons in 1999.

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36.6 x 28cm (14.4" x 11")
Sheet: 36.6 x 28cm (14.4" x 11")

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From a collection of original artwork used in the children's publication Look & Learn dated from the 1960s to 1980s, including Finding Out, another British weekly educational magazine for children that was the main competitor to 'Look and Learn' before the two publications amalgamated in 1967, and Treasure. Most are mixed media including watercolour, gouache, poster paint, ink and acrylic.

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Code ne010
Artist Andrew Hewat
Date 1981
Dimensions 36.6 x 28cm
Framed No
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Illustration
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