Grant, Alistair: Pigeon Racing


Commissioned by Guinness Breweries to publicise their famous Book of Records and launched in 1956, these colourful lithographs were intended to illustrate world records of the day and to be displayed on the walls of pubs and social clubs. Each artist was given a copy of the Guinness Book of Records from which they chose a record to illustrate. The prints reflected the interests of people at the time and contributed to the movement to democratise art in a period of drabness and austerity.

This print is from the second series, all of which we have in stock. It’s in in excellent condition and is mounted and ready to frame.

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Artist: (Duncan) Alistair (Antoine) Grant, (1925-1997)

Title and date: Pigeon Racing, 1962

Size: 38.0 x 50.0 cms.


Artist description:

Painter and printmaker, born in London of an English father and a French mother. Always known as Alistair Grant he studied at Birmingham School of Art, 1941-1943 and RCA, 1947-1951. His first solo exhibitions were at the Zwemmer Gallery, London, between 1965 and 1967. He also exhibited regularly at RA, London Group, RBA and elsewhere. His work is represented in V&A, Tate, BM, Boston Library, GAC, Wellington Art Gallery, New Zealand and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle. Grant taught at the RCA for many years becoming a Professor in 1984 after having previously taught at art school including Sidcup and Hammersmith. His work was reproduced by publishers including Faber and Faber and the Folio Society.

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