Donald Maxwell (1877-1936) - Early 20th Century Silkscreen, Bletchingley
DescriptionPresented in a card mount. Signed in plate. On laid.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. With foxing, wrinkling to the page and surface dirt to the mount.
16.7 x 27.3cm (6.6" x 10.7")Sheet: 35.4 x 43.2cm (13.9" x 17")
Painter, etcher and illustrator, born in Clapham, south London the son of a Methodist minister. Maxwell studied at Clapham School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art, and the Royal College of Art all towards the close of the 19th century. After his marriage in 1907, he and his wife resided on a yacht moored on the River Thames before relocating to Rochester, Kent. He soon began writing and illustrating extensively for The Yachting Monthly and other magazines and in 1909, he came to the public's attention with his dramatic sketch, 'The Battle Fleet off Southend', published by the Daily Graphic in 1909. He thereafter embarked on a career as a naval artist and correspondent and became a regular correspondent for the Daily Graphic and the weekly illustrated paper The Graphic continuing to do so until the latter's closure in the 1930's. During World War I was an Official War Artist attached to the Admiralty, visiting Palestine and Mesopotamia. He accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour of India and illustrated The Prince of Wales' Eastern Book and wrote and illustrated many books on travel and topography and also received poster commissions from Southern Railways. He showed at the Royal Academy, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Examples of his work are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.
Bletchingley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
|Artist||Donald Maxwell (1877-1936)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||16.7 x 27.3cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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