An exquisitely illustrated exploration of Leonard Rosoman's long and varied career, by the prominent design historian Tanya Harrod
Drawing on the artist's substantial archives, renowned design historian Tanya Harrod puts the work of Leonard Rosoman OBE RA (1913-2012) into rich context. The range of Rosoman's output is extraordinary. This book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Royal Academy, encompasses the period in which Rosoman created the bulk of his work: from his time in the Auxiliary Fire Service in London and as an Official War Artist in the far east, to his work for the theatre and as an illustrator, painter and teacher.
Harrod places especial emphasis on Rosoman's large-scale murals for the restored chapel at Lambeth Palace and at Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy, an institution he was an integral part of for over half a century. In her engaging assessment of Rosoman's remarkable work, Harrod gives the reader a thorough grasp of this underrated artist and his world.
- Author: Tanya Harrod
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- Date published: May 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1910350638
- Dimensions: 28.0 x 24.0 cm