Freedman, Barnett: The Window Box – SOLD


One of the ‘Lyons lithographs’, showing two girls at a window published by J. Lyons & Co., Series 3, picture 12. This is an unframed proof copy without the legend, directly from the studio of Barnett Freedman, and in very good condition .

More images can be provided on request.

Artist: Barnett Freedman, CBE, (1901-1958)

Title and date: The Window Box, 1954

Size: 72 x 96.5 cms.

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Artist description:

Born in East London, Barnett Freedman was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art which he attended between 1922 and 1925. He is remembered chiefly as a pioneer of colour auto-lithography for machine production at the Curwen and Baynard presses, which he achieved by transferring drawings on stone to offset plates. Freedman auto-lithographed some 40 book jackets and numerous posters, including for London Transport, and he played a leading role in the production of large-scale colour prints for Contemporary Lithographs (1937), Lyons (1947, 1951, 1955) and Guinness (1956). During the Second World War he was appointed as an Official War Artist, first with the British Expeditionary Force in France, then with the Admiralty until 1946. Examples of his work are in the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Imperial War Museum, London and in numerous provincial British galleries.