August 25, 2010

Donald McGill


Donald McGill

Donald Fraser Gould McGill, (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns. (Wiki)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_McGill

BBC documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdNn-tS3SIY
BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10581174

George Orwell's essay on McGill
http://www.george-orwell.org/The_Art_of_Donald_McGill/0.html

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2 comments:

duriandave said...

Cool! I never knew about the "saucy seaside postcard" genre. I checked out some of McGill's cards on eBay. Nice stuff! :)

Eddy said...

hi David,
yes they were very popular in the UK. I am eager to find out more about the other artists beside MacGill
http://denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com/2010/07/blackacrylic-presents-saucy-seaside.html