An original 1946 graphite drawing, Robert Lyon FRSA WWII Military Private Caricature, China.
A striking caricature of a British military private alongside a Chinese flag, at the end of the Second World War. The caricature is presumably done from life; the artist Robert Lyon served in the army during World War Two. In graphite with coloured pencil.
Monogrammed and dated lower right.
In good condition for its age. The picture may have minor imperfections, such as slight marks, toning, foxing, creasing or pinholes, commensurate with age. Please see photos for detail.
21cm x 13.9cm.
Robert Lyon (1894–1978), a prominent member of the Scottish School of Artists who were active from the 1920s, was an accomplished figure and portrait artist, sculptor and influential Art School principal.
He trained at the Glasgow School of Art around 1933, and exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute and Royal Scottish Academy 1938-40. He became art master at Dumfries Academy 1938-40, before serving in the army during the Second World War.
After the war he joined Nottingham College of Art (1946) as a Head of Department, rising to Principal in 1958. When the college evolved into Trent Polytechnic in 1969, Lyon became Deputy Director until his retirement in 1976. Lyon played a prominent role in the development of art education at national, regional and local levels.
Notable sculptural works include a Portrait Bust of Jeremy Thorpe MP (c.1956) and a bronze plaque with a portrait in profile of Henry Hicken OBE, for Derbyshire Miners' Association (c.1956).
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Product code: JM-558