The Car
Artist: Brian Robb
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 60cm x 39.5cm

Brian Robb (1913 - 1979) was a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist. He worked for Shell and London Transport designing posters and advertisements, and as a cartoonist for Punch magazine. He was a creative camouflage officer in the Western Desert in World War II. He taught at Chelsea College of Art before and after the war inspiring a generation of artist such as illustrator Quentin Blake. In 1963, he moved to become head of illustration at the Royal College of Art, taking over from Edward Ardizzone. He retried in 1978.The painting is an abstract composition whit a car. The composition of the picture is a rectangle arranged horizontally, where the horizontal line are also strengthened by an elongated car stretching across the entire canvas. Warm colour dominate (browns, oranges and red). Although the green colour is a cold shade and occupies a significant part of the canvas, but here it is insulated with yellows. The painting is framed in a wooden frame.

This oil painting was donated to FARA Homeware in Whitton.

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