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Exhibition

Modernist Magazine Illustration

30 March - 23 June 2024

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The cartoonist turns his hand to magazine illustration! Explore Heath Robinson’s art for literary magazine covers, articles, and stories in this exhibition of a lesser known part of his work, produced throughout the 1920s and 30s.

With the start of the First World War in 1914 Heath Robinson observed that “There was now no demand for purely artistic productions, for new editions of Shakespeare or other classics”. He was then dependent on humorous work for his income. However, from about 1925 respite from the constant need to be funny came from time to time with commissions to provide serious illustrations to short stories and articles in Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine and its sister publication Good Housekeeping.

The exhibition will include illustrations for stories by Richmal Crompton, J. B. Priestly & Gerald Bullett and John van Druten, an English playwright and theatre director..

He developed a distinctive style for these illustrations, very different from his earlier drawings and adapted to the two-colour printing process used for magazines of the time. He also produced a number of full-colour designs for the covers of magazines.

Another artist who was best known for his humorous work, but who also provided illustrations for Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine was Leslie Illingworth. The exhibition will include three examples for his work.

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Address

Heath Robinson Museum

Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1AE
020 8866 8420

Opening times

Thurs – Sun, 11am – 4pm

Exclusions and safety measures

We are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the Heath Robinson Museum, and we need to let you know how things will work when we open our doors again.

Most importantly, visitor numbers will be limited to ensure effective social distancing and to keep everyone safe.

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