Long legged curiosity

Scanning through the various Kings Cross for Scotland posters I noticed this one

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Laurence Bradshaw : Kings Cross for Scotland

Fairly similar to the Trouville of a few days ago but with , well ; longer legs.

Looking into Bradshaw, he is a fascinating character

Laurence Bradshaw (1899–1978) was an English sculptor, printmaker and artist.[1] Bradshaw had been a socialist since his youth and had joined the Communist Party of Great Britain in the early 1930s.[2]

Bradshaw joined the artist Frank Brangwyn as his assistant in the 1920s, Brangwyn himself had been an assistant to the socialist polymath William Morris.[2] Bradshaw designed several posters for London Transport from 1935 to 1937.[1]

In 1955 Bradshaw won the commission to design the monument to Karl Marx at his burial place in Highgate Cemetery.[2] Bradshaw designed the whole of Marx’s monument including the plinth and the calligraphy of the texts on the monument, but did not sign the finished work. Bradshaw considered that his design must be “…not a monument to a man only but to a great mind and a great philosopher.”[1][2] The tomb was designated a Grade I listed monument in 1974.[3]

So : a link between the golden age of posters and Karl Marx, will wonders ever cease ?


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