Thursday, 22 November 2007

London Transport Art

Walter E. Spradbery - Windsor Castle (1930)Those of you who have been bursting to peruse an old London tram will be pleased to learn that the London Transport Museum reopened today after a two-year renovation which cost £22m. Yes, this is arts news. For a century London Transport has produced stylish posters reflecting the artistic trends of the day and has employed over 700 artists during this period. Its website boasts on online gallery of over 5000 posters and other artworks. This view of Windsor Castle painted in 1930 by Walter E. Spradbery using gouache - also called "poster paint" - is a fine example. Click the title link to browse by artist, theme or date.


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