Grant, Keith: Cardiganshire- Shell County Guide Poster


A charming, colourful and creative poster intended to capture the character of the county and its distinctive features which are then identified in the key at the lower left. It’s one of a series of ‘Shell County Guides’ issued by Shell-Mex and B.P. in 1960-61, who commissioned many of the popular artists of the day to undertake the illustrations. It’s printed on high quality gloss paper and is complete with  metal strips at top and bottom and a hanging loop for display.

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Artist: Keith Grant, born 1930

Title and date: Cardiganshire County Guide Poster, 1960-61

Size: 73.7 x 50.8 cms.


Artist description:

A painter born in Liverpool, he studied at Willesden School of Art from 1952 and at the Royal College of Art between 1955 and 1958. His peers included such artists as Derek Boshier, David Hockney, Joe Tilson and Peter Blake. Grant made his first trip to Norway in 1957 eventually settling there in 1996. Other trips saw him visiting extreme climate countries which have characterised his work. Grant has worked as an illustrator of book jackets as well as portraiture and stained glass. Commissions include a 60 foot long mosaic decorating Charing Cross Hospital and on the stations of the Newcastle-Gateshead Metro system. Examples of his work are in the collections of the National Galleries of New Zealand, Australia and Iceland, and in the British Council, Fitzwilliam Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.