Original Watercolour Landscape by Edward Purser Lancaster 1945. Signed and dated. LANCASTER Edward Purser 1911-1954
Painter, printmaker and muralist born in Southport Lancashire. Good condition, some flocking on the clouds and matte board, professionally framed.
Edward Lancaster was a painter in watercolour, oils, gouache and tempera. Born in Southport, he studied at Southport, Liverpool and Chelsea Schools of Art and became a painter and mural artist and was commissioned by London Transport to design posters, included Greet the Sun, 1939, Christmas Greetings, 1947 and See London by Coach, 1948 He exhibited at several galleries in Britain and abroad. He lived in London and Bognor Regis, Sussex.
Date of birth : 1911
Date of death : 1954
Role : Artist
Southport School of Art
Liverpool School of Art
Chelsea School of Art
During the 1920s and 30s, hundreds of London Transport posters depicted inviting scenes in the countryside. Many showed specific destinations, citing bus services connecting with Underground services. Others, like the poster 'Greet the sun' by Edward Purser Lancaster, presented idealised rural retreats as a general inducement to leisure travel to the country. Lancaster's 'Greet the sun' poster was issued in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War Two.
Some of Lancaster's posters are retailing for £1500 https://www.antikbar.co.uk/original_vintage_posters/advertising_posters/lt_see_london_by_coach_city_west_end_windsor/PA1649/.