Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Lawson Wood – part 10

Lawson Wood was born on 23 August 1878 in Highgate, London, the son of landscape artist Pinhorn Wood, and the grandson of architectural artist L.J. Wood. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, Heatherley's School of Fine Art and Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting.
Lawson Wood gained immense popularity with his humorous drawings of comic policemen, dinosaurs, prehistoric and Stone Age characters, and apes and monkeys often seen performing absurd antics against immaculate, dead-pan backgrounds. Eventually Gran'pop, the artful ginger ape and the rest of the chimpanzee family were to bring him fame on both sides of the Atlantic. The Gran'pop's Annuals were a yearly excursion into comic absurdities that were popular around the world. 

For more information on Wood see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 - 9 also.

This is part 10 of a 10-part series on the works of Lawson Wood:

Gran'pop Series
published in America
continued from part 9:

Arrival of the newborn
gouache 38.1 x 29.8 cm

Broken Television Set
gouache 39.4 x 30.5 cm

Carol Singers
gouache 38.1 x 29.2 cm

Take your choice


Interrupted Decorator
gouache 38.1 x 30.5 cm

Interrupted Midnight Feast
gouache 38.1 x 30.5 cm

Jumbo Cola Thief
gouache 38.1 x 29.8 cm

Latest Hairdo
gouache 38.1 x 30.5 cm

Photographer's Studio
gouache 39.4 x 30.5 cm

Rodeo, Big Prizes
gouache on paper 39.4 x 30.5 cm

"Gran'pop decorator"

Various undated pieces:

Her Service - Deuce

Lawson Wood's Annual
published by Dean & Son

Lawson Wood's Annual 
published by Dean & Son

Learning New Tricks

Little Bo-Peep has lost her Sheep

London's Tramways poster "The Zoo"

- making and Egg 'flip' -
oil on board 53.3 x 39.4 cm including matting

Nine Pints of the Law

Sweep Your Snow, Ma'am?

Some nice things going on here.

The Dinosaur Rush
pen and ink and watercolour 33.6 x 24.8 cm

The First

The sleepy pair
watercolour and gouache 36.8 x 28.5 cm

The young idea "There's one over there on the left with four currants!"
watercolour and gouache 35.6 x 25.4 cm

There was a fat man of Bombay

Tom he was a Piper's Son.

Untitled "Cats"

Untitled "Dancing pig"

Untitled "Duck Hunter"

Untitled "Kitten"

Untitled "Kitten"

Untitled "Maid"

Untitled "Monkeys"

Untitled "Scotsman"

Dutch: "Wat is daar voor belachelÿks aan?"

American advertising cards:

"Put your little foot right out"
A C Motors, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Loading Zone"
Bob McCormack Photographer

"Bums Away"
Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"Command performance"Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"Loading zone"Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"Pass the ammunition"Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"Surprise package"Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"The cold call"Edgar M. Cowan, Westfield, NY

"Getting the Point"
Edward  D. Maltby Co.

Manor Cleaners, Oaklyn, New Jersey

The Bridal "Shower"
The Pockrandt Paint Co., St. Paul, Minnesota

"Safety First"
The Pockrandt Paint Co.

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