The early Betty Swanwick (1915-1989)

Betty Swanwick was a Draughtsman Member of the Royal Academy, but began her career after being tutored by Edward Bawden with these commissioned posters for the London Transport. Most of her career would be focused on more serious watercolor paintings, but I really appreciate these early posters.

I purchased a print of this from pickmix To the Fields, a poster for the London Transport

Wild or Savage, 1954 London Transport via Bonhams

To the farms, London Transport 1936 via pickmix

Woolwich Ferry by Betty Swanwick 1949

Safety First, a somewhat macabre poster for the ministry of transport. That's why I love it! I wish I could find a larger image to share, but alas, no. via

Poster for the London Transport

Betty Swanwick LONDON TRANSPORT POSTERS, 1949 via

Swanwick's artwork featured on the 1973 Genesis album "Selling England by the Pound" is representative of her later style. 

+The London Transport Museum

Abstract Saturday: William Gear 1915-1997

Gear was Scottish born, the son of a coal miner. He studied for a time with Fernand Leger. You can see more of his work here,  here and here.

Interior 1949

Untitled, 1949, Gouache on paper by William Gear via Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealer

Composition, 1949 William Gear

Autumn Study 1953 by William Gear via The Redfern Gallery