1943 Vintage Irish Horizontal Poster, September: Hop-Picking - Williamson

Date: 1943
Size:  39.75 x 30 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen-Backed, Horizontal, Lithograph
Artist: Harold Sandys Williamson
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: Harold Sandys Williamson (1892-1978) "Following the outbreak of war, he attempted to enlist in the army, but was turned down on health grounds. He was finally accepted into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in January 1916. On the morning of September he was wounded by a grenade fragment while taking part in an attack during the Battle of Delville Wood. [...] While recuperating in England he was offered a contract with the Ministry of Information to produce work for the War Artists scheme, but the Armistice intervened and the contract was never taken up. Williamson became a respected artist after the war, showing work at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club, the London Group and many other galleries. He became Headmaster at the Chelsea School of Art in 1930 until 1958."(http://archive.iwm.org.uk)