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Wyndham Payne : Design

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A book exploring the full breadth of Wyndham Payne's career as illustrator, printmaker, painter and model maker

Wyndham Payne's career as an illustrator began in the early 1920s, gathering momentum with a series of book illustrations for renowned Charing Cross publisher Cyril Beaumont. Working in the tradition of Claud Lovat Fraser - and others - Payne nurtured a reputation for freedom of line, illustrating books, calendars, greetings cards and advertisements, often with toys - soldiers, model theatres, trains - as a subject.

Aside from creating illustrations for the Beaumont Press, Payne was also commissioned by Oxford University Press and Hodder & Stoughton, among others. For The Bodley Head, he designed covers for Agatha Christie titles, whilst his celebrated jacket for The Wind in the Willows was produced for Methuen. Wyndham Payne presents a detailed survey of the artist's work: lino cuts, woodcuts, drawings in pen, watercolours, silhouette painting on glass, and later, when his health became too poor for commercial work, models - including automata - for his children and grandchildren.

The book also includes a fulsome biography of the artist, covering his life and work.

  • Author: Paul Payne
  • Hardcover: 96 pages | 113 colour and 4 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: July 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1788840651
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.1 cm

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