Windlebrook Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Windlebrook Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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Brilliant British Humour in the forgotten art of the Picture Postcard 1909-39
James Taylor
Thursday 15 March 2018

From the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II, millions of artist-drawn humorous postcards were produced not just for entertainment but to bolster morale, to inspire, instruct, motivate and persuade. Discover the popular themes and styles of the period by the masters of the medium such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Dudley Buxton, Donald McGill and Fred Spurgin, and the reasons why their popularity waned with the British public