Artist Alan Sorrell: Book jacket design, early 1920s

Artist Alan Sorrell (1904-1974): Book jacket design, early 1920s

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Alan Sorrell (1904-1974):
Book jacket design, early 1920s
Framed (ref: 3733)
Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper
33.5 x 23 cm (13 1/8 x 9 in.)

See all works by Alan Sorrell ink pencil watercolour design 1.Master Designs Seventy-seven pictures by Alan Sorrell

Provenance: The artist's son, Richard Sorrell

Literature: Sacha Llewellyn & Richard Sorrell (ed), Alan Sorrell; the Life and Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist, (Bristol: Sansom & Co.) 2013, p 24.

Sorrell undertook commercial work throughout his career - it provided a source of income with which he could subsidise his other interests.  With his early art school training at Southend and the Royal College of Art he was quick to develop a strong graphic style which translated very effectively into printed designs.