Friday, April 11, 2008

Austin in The Second World War

Austin, Robert Sargent RA 1895 -1973
Woolwich Arsenal in 1943
View of men at work inside the munitions shed at the Woolwich Arsenal, South London

Austin, Robert Sargent RA 1895 -1973
Our heritage; Winston Churchill 1943
Published by London Transport, 1943
Printed by The Baynard Press,
Dimensions: Width: 502mm, Height: 623mm

During the Second World War, Robert Sargent Austin (1895 - 1973) was an Official War Artist. (1940-44).

His works during this time reflect his patriotic concerns in the war effort.

He also designed posters and press advertisments for the Underground Group and London Transport 1928-1943