British Humour in Postcards

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Monday, 8 February 2021
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

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Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950
Dr James Taylor, a former auctioneer and curator of the National Maritime Museum will talk about artist-drawn postcards, the most popular art form from the Edwardian era up to the outbreak of World War II.
They entertained, inspired, instructed, motivated, persuaded and lifted-up the spirits. We will discover the popular themes and styles by the masters of the medium such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Donald McGill and Fred Spurgin; and the reasons why their popularity waned with the British public.
James has been collecting humorous postcards for more than 45 years.