He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Eric Fraser

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:02 pm

Eric Fraser
Eric Fraser was a 20th century British illustrator best known for his illustrations in Radio Times that spanned a run of over 40 years. Fraser also worked in many other venues, from book illustration to commercial art for advertising,

His work is the subject of a retrospective at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London, that runs from 17 April to 11 May, 2013.

The gallery has an extensive selection of his work online. Most of the images are linked to larger versions. You can also view a slideshow of selected works on the Guardian, and there is a Flickr group pool devoted to his work.

Faser’s explorations of style range from whimsical to boldly graphic, at times bringing to mind the wood engravings of Lynd Ward.

There is a collection of his work from 1998, Eric Fraser: Designer and Illustrator, likely out of print but available from booksellers through Amazon UK.

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  1. Comment by Lorette
    Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 6:03 am

    The Alphabet of Illustrators:

    http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/index.htm

  2. Comment by Bill Carman
    Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Some of them have the same weighty elegance of Rockwell Kent pieces. I’ve always been strangely attracted to Kent’s work. Thanks again Charley.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Yes. A good thought. Thanks, Bill.

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