1944 Vintage Irish Horizontal Poster, May: A Picnic - Rodrigo Moynihan

Date: 1944
Size:  39.75 x 29.75 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen-Backed, Horizontal
Artist: Rodrigo Moynihan
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301

About The Poster:  Commissioned in the 1940s by the C.E.M.A. (Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts - later to become the Arts Council of Northern Ireland), this poster was originally intended to be hung "where war workers congregate".

About the Artist: Rodrigo Moynihan (1910-1990) "Early acclaim in the 1930s resulted from his part in the formation of the Objective abstraction group. With the development of Social Realism in the late 1930s, Moynhihan abandoned abstraction as increasingly isolating and from 1937 became closely associated with the Euston Road School. As Official War Artist (1943), ARA (1944) and Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1948-57), Moynihan received important portrait commissions. In the mid 1950s Moynihan again painted abstract pictures. After working in a richly impastoed style with a lighter palette, c. 1961 he adopted smoother surfaces with broad areas of saturated colour punctuated by personal symbols or motifs." (http://www.tate.org.uk/)