George W. Adamson (1913 –2005) was a prolific printmaker, illustrator and cartoonist. During a career that lasted more than 60 years he was an official war artist, a regular contributor to Punch, and the illustrator for over 100 books. This display makes a selection from Adamson’s wide ranging work as an illustrator, with books and magazines from the National Art Library’s holdings shown alongside original artwork on loan from The George W. Adamson Archive.
This display complements the exhibition
British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age
31 March - 12 August 2012
Ernst & Young
Part of the V&A British Design Season