Illustration Art Gallery

The very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for book illustrations and covers, comic books and comic strips, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper strips, poster art, album covers, plus superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.

Our gallery brings together artists from all over the world and from many backgrounds, including fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, education, sport, history, nature, technology, humour, glamour, architecture, film & tv, whimsy, even political satire and caricature.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Latest Art: August 2010

Henry Green

Over 110 new art works added so far this month from 25 artists (2 artists NEW to the Gallery)

Severino Baraldi striking paintings (many signed by the artist) of famous explorers including Amelia Earhart, Sir Richard Burton, Ferdinand Magellan, Henry Bates plus some famous historical scenes
J H Batchelor
evocative painting entitled Britain's Seaplanes Were World Beaters NEW
Robert Brook an atmospheric pen and ink entitled The Literary Lambs after Charles Lamb and his sister Mary were driven from one lodging to another by local gossip about how Mary Lamb had stabbed her mother to death
Ralph Bruce signed pen and inks entitled A Roman Signal Fire and Carry on Building
Graham Coton exciting watercolours depicting racing cars of the 1950s (some signed by the artist)
Neville Dear original painting showing Gerald Durrell being lowered into a snake pit!
Cecil Doughty original paintings, including The Indian Mutiny, Walter Raleigh engaging Spanish soldiers and Famous Hoaxes, painted for Look and Learn magazine
Gerry Embleton resonant paintings including Gertrude Bell, Britain's Desert Envoy, Attempted Escape of King Louis XVI and Roger Casement landing off the Irish Coast
Ron Embleton

dynamic painting featuring Ski-ers and snow machines
Dan Escott striking watercolours depicting various Coats-of-arms for Cities and Castles
Derek Eyles handsome watercolour depicting Bandits attacking a steam train
Harry Green a sombre painting of The Last Gunfight of Billy the Kid and a colourful illustration of Road versus Rail
Wilf Hardy fine depictions of Aircraft from yesteryear including Fokker, Sopwith, Spad Hispano Suiza, Bleriot, etc), some signed by the artist
Richard Hook illustration of the explorer David Livingstone with natives in Africa
Andrew Howat
striking depictions of Women's Lib and The Fall of Troy, both signed by Howat
Peter Jackson glorious paintings featuring the Alchemist, Duke of Marlborough in front of his own portrait, First Electric Light in the Home and San Francisco Earthquake 1906
Barrie Linklater original pen and ink illustrations of Elizabeth Barrett's Secret Wedding and The Prisoner on Devil's Island (Dreyfus)
Angus McBride dramatic original illustrations including two Shipwrecks, Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Story of Africa
James McConnell poignant painting of Final destruction of Carthage and dramatic illustration of a Bi-Plane flying over Africa
Roger Payne
vibrant gouaches of Dynasties of Destiny: Burgundy and Germany, the Romans in Babylon and Gladiators
G Robinson atmospheric painting of Singapore Harbour NEW
Sep Scott powerful Man in the Iron Mask painting from the Master
Barry Windsor Smith rare Numbered Limited edition print of Conan Red Nails from The Lurker from The Catacombs signed by BWS, also with print of Marvel comics Conan King Size #1 and Rode Spijkers book
John S Smith fascinating illustrations of The Great Steamers and an Aircraft Carrier (US Midway class)
Gerry Wood
vivid paintings featuring military aircraft in action plus Eric the Red's voyage to Greenland
Unattributed various striking original illustrations of Tropical Fish , the Steam Carriage, Arminius's Assassination and Richmond in Yorkshire

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bernard Long

Very little is known about Bernard Long. Only a few scattered examples of his work have come to light, and those mostly in the chronically underexplored world of nursery comics. Long was a contributor to Jack & Jill, drawing the lighthearted adventures of Fliptail the Otter in around 1970, and to the Jack & Jill and Teddy Bear annuals.

Although these are low on the collectable scale of most comics' fans, Long's work shouldn't be dismissed. He was an exceptionally good nature artist and it seems very likely he contributed to various educational magazines as well as nursery comics. It is thought that he contributed to Look and Learn in the late 1960s and back page artwork for Fun-To-Do in later years, for which information I should thank David Slinn, who recalls that Long was "quietly efficient, very reliable and, as a result, somewhat taken for granted."

The checklist of his known work appended below reveals that he was active at least from 1952 until 1992, although I've yet to find any biographical details.

Bernard Long artwork for sale.

Illustrated Books

Ferdinand Magellan by L. Edna Walter, O.B.E., B.Sc. London, Newnes Educational Publishing Co., 1952.
William Dampier by L. Edna Walter, O.B.E., B.Sc. London, Newnes Educational Publishing Co., 1952.
Read and Do... by Solomon Belmont. London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press, 1953.
Tom's Day: Reader by Solomon Belmont. London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press, 1954.
Read and Do: Reader by Solomon Belmont. London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press, 1955.
Songberd's Grove by Anne Barrett. London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press, 1959.
Monsters of the Sea by Rupert Oliver. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1982.
Prehistoric Animals by Rupert Oliver. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1982.
Dinosaurs by Robert Oliver. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
Prehistoric Man by Rupert Oliver. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
Strange and Curious Creatures by Rupert Oliver. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1984.
Anklyosaurus by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Sep 1984.
Archaeopteryx by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, 1984.
Iguanodon by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, 1984.
The Fall of Jericho by Leonard Matthews. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Sep 1984.
Cave Bear by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Mar 1987.
Chasmosaurus by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Mar 1987.
Dimetrodon by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Mar 1987.
Glyptodon by Rupert Oliver. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishing Group, Mar 1987.
Monster Mysteries by Rupert Matthews. Hove, Wayland, 1988.
Greek Cities by Barry Steel. Hove, Wayland, 1989.
Lost Treasures by John Wright. Hove, Wayland, 1989.
Victorian Children by Anne Steel. Hove, Wayland, 1989.
Egyptian Farmers by Jim Kerr. Hove, Wayland, 1990.
The First Settlements by Rupert Matthews. Hove, Wayland, 1990.
Plague and Fire by Rhoda Nottridge. Hove, Wayland, 1990.
Forests by Michael Chinery; illus. with Eric Robson. London, Kingfisher, 1992.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Latest Art: July 2010

Art: Arthur Ranson
200 new art works added to the Gallery from 48 artists (16 artists NEW to the Gallery)

Jim Burns striking limited edition print The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party signed by the artist
Mark Churms a dramatic limited edition print of The Battle of Bannockburn signed by the artist  NEW
Graham Coton original full page watercolours depicting scenes of Murder of Thomas a Becket, General Gordon in Khartoum and Rothmans Aerobatic Team
B. Dartiques delightful limited print entitled El Puerto signed by the artist NEW
Neville Dear original watercolour paintings of The Pyramids, Charles Dickens (and his characters) and H Rider Haggard with The Zulus, some signed by the artist
John Donnelly
A montage of scenes from a thrilling Rip Solar adventure originally published in Speed & Power magazine NEW
David Dorman glorious Numbered Limited edition print featuring Ultraversecharacters
Cecil Doughty original painting of The Boxer Rebellion as published in Look and Learn magazine
Ron Embleton
some evocative paintings featuring scenes from The Wild West, including The Gold Rush and Annie Oakley
Derek Eyles handsome watercolours depicting horses used by man for work and leisure
Dave Franks a range of glorious paintings depicting Contemporary Life , each signed by the artist NEW
Friz Freleng
hand painted edition of Show Stoppers (Tweety and Sylvester) on Acetate, signed and numbered by Freleng! NEW
Gary Gianni striking poster prints of Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn
Dave Gibbons rare 1994 advertising poster for the comic series Martha Washington Goes To War
Harry Green dramatic painting of a Camel Race
Jackson Guice Hoisting One For Hal signed limited edition print NEW
Wilf Hardy
depictions of Military Aircraft from both World Wars, signed by the artist
Robert Heindel curious numbered print featuring a Ballerina signed by the artist NEW
Jim Holdaway more Modesty Blaise original strips
Andrew Howat striking depictions from the History of China signed by Howat
Peter Jackson paintings capturing scenes from British history including the Glencoe Massacre, Duke of Monmouth fighting at Sedgemoor and the Escape of King James plus Tutankhamen
Chuck Jones
signed limited edition animation cel Birth of a Notion with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E Coyote and Road Runner
John Keay original illustration of Mississippi Rescue from Huckleberry Finn
Brian Lewis original pen and ink illustration of Magic Shoes from the Wizards Fairy Story
Bernard Long stunningly coloured and detailed painting by this renowned illustrator. Birds of Paradise display their glorious plumage. NEW
Milo Manara
saucy limited edition prints entitled The Lovers signed by Manara
Angus McBride vibrant original illustration entitled Shakespeare being presented to Queen Elizabeth I
James McConnell colourful paintings of Zulu War Dance and The Battle of Ulundi
Philip Mendoza charming paintings of Town Mouse and Country Mouse featuring Katie Mouse and Bertie
Jeff Menges signed Limited Edition print Show Us the Way NEW
R Mentor
signed Limited Edition print The Robot NEW
Jean-Michel Nicollet intriguing signed Limited Edition print Magnez-Vous NEW
Edwin Phillips original gouache of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham
Francis Phillipps gorgeous gouache of Three Parrots perched on a jungle branch
Mark Poole
atmospheric limited edition print Observer featuring a bird of prey near a castle, signed by the artist NEW
Miguelanxo Prado clever lithograph by this Spanish artist The Manuscript featuring a curious seagull on the promenade
George Pratt Numbered edition lithograph Ruins
Arthur Ranson the stunning original art for Batman, Buttonman, Mazeworld and Judge Dredd comic strips plus Elvis, the Beatles and other illustrations
John Rignall lovely Water Birds and Country Birds paintings
Dave Sim striking Cerebus The First Half lithograph
Robert Simmons
evocative Pirate original paintings
John S Smith Flight from the Bremen original pen and ink drawing of a seaplane flying over its launch ship
Joe Stanton signed print of E-Man NEW
Ferdinando Tacconi various paintings depicting Tutankhamun and his tomb and the Exploration of South America
Ivy Lilian Wallace
In addition to her famous Pookie children's stories, Wallace published a children's series called Animal Shelf of which we have some very rare original watercolour illustrations NEW
Peter Woolcock joyous painting depicting Piggles Birthday
Steve Woron
numbered Limited edition Lithographs featuring glamorous ladies! NEW
Unattributed striking limited edition print Comic Land 1948 showing a busy comics stand from 1948 and a detailed painting of the Bleriot X1 used in the book The Wonderful World of Aircraft NEW