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David Nockels - 1974 Gouache, Original Insect Illustrations for 'WOW!'

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David Nockels - Original 1974 Gouache. Original illustrations for a children's publication, 'WOW!', issue 218, 1974. On board with central left image laid on. Signed. On board. In fine condition.

David Nockels was a prolific contributor to magazines and books, specialising in nature, animals and the environment. His illustrations began appearing in 'Look & Learn' in around 1967 and he was also a regular contributor to 'World of Wonder' in the early 1970s, at which time he was living in Shooter's Hill and also acting as an occasional agent. David Nockels contributed illustrations to many books on wildlife subjects between 1967-79, amongst the many titles he contributed to including Arthur by Ernest Dudley (1970) and the Atlas series from Heinemann (Atlas of Wildlife, Atlas of Plant Life, Atlas of the Sea, 1972-74); Young World Productions, Hamlyn, Bodley Head, Salamandar and Ward Lock also published his work. In 1980 he began working for Methuen Children's Books and wrote and illustrated a series of pop-up books entitled 'Animals in Action' (1981) as well as two children's story books, 'Hungry Little Chimpanzee' and 'Little Lost Duckling', both published in 1982. Nockels also wrote and illustrated the 'Naughty Pets Board Book' series for Deans International (1985), which included the titles as Percy and Katie in Trouble, Billie and Bertie at the Seaside, Bobby and Tom have a Feast and Beckie and Jamie on the Farm.

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44 x 37cm (17.3" x 14.6")
Sheet: 44 x 37cm (17.3" x 14.6")

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From a collection of original children’s magazine artwork dated from the 1960’s to 1980’s. These include natural history illustrations from ‘Look & Learn’, the ‘Now I Know ' Annual, ‘Finding Out' and 'WOW!'. Artists include R. B Davis, David Nockels and Arthur Oxenham.

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Code ne579
Artist David Nockels
Date 1974
Dimensions 44 x 37cm
Framed No
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Illustration
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