Stevens, Harry: Blaven, Skye – SOLD


A superb gouache and watercolour with pen and ink reflecting Harrys Steven’s skill as a poster artist, signed and dated ’73, titled in pencil with a label for the Alderley Gallery, Alderley Edge to the reverse, framed.

Blaven, (also known as Blà Bheinn), is a mountain on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The name Blà Bheinn is thought to mean ‘blue mountain’, from a combination of Norse and Gaelic.

Artist: Harry Stevens, (1919-2008)

Title and date: Blaven, Skye, 1973

Size: 20.5 x 30.0 cms.

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Artist description:

With no formal art training, Harry Stevens started his design career in the exhibitions and the display trade. He went on to become a prolific freelance commercial artist, specialising in poster design. He worked for a wide variety of clients and agencies and in 1963 won the Council of Industrial Design Poster Award. In 1955 he joined the Society of Industrial Artists and was elected a Fellow ten years later. He was also a member of the Society of Modern Painters. Harry Stevens designed posters for London Transport from 1960-1978.