Monthly Archives: July 2015

Anthony Colbert (1934-2007) Vietnam War Series, 1967

We have acquired three amazing paintings by the British artist Anthony Colbert (1934-2007). Although he is now known as one of the most successful illustrators of the later 20th century, in the mid-sixties Colbert was working for The Observer newspaper.

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Discovering the Utagawa!

My first encounter with Japanese prints was as Keeper of Art at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, where I was lucky enough to curate the wonderful T B Lewis collection. Lewis was a textile mill owner, and a compulsive collector.

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