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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)

God save our Queen, 1953

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Lithographic banners, the complete set for dressing a Lyons Teahouse window;  various sizes

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After the Second World War Freedman became The technical director of  Lyons  Tea Shops. 

Commissioning artists like LS Lowry ,Edward Bawden, John Piper, John Minton  and Edward Ardizzone,  Freedman oversaw a series of 40 different lithographs which were used to decorate the shops. Freedman contributed three pictures to the series: People,1947; Music 1951 and The Window Box, 1954

In 1953, for  the coronation of Elizabeth II, Freedman accepted a commission to design banners to dress  the windows of the teashops. He gave meticulous instructions as to how these were to be displayed ‚Äì  often alongside larger  versions of the same ‘God Save Our Queen’ banners which were displayed on  nearby advertising hoardings.  The set being offered for sale here ‚Äì in pristine condition ‚Äì is believed to be the only complete set to have survived outside institutional collections.

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THE ARTIST

Freedman, Barnett

1901 – 1958

Illustrator, painter, printmaker and teacher, Freedman was born to Russian Jewish immigrants living in poverty in the East End of London. In 1916, he worked as draughtsman to a monumental mason, and at the same time took evening classes at St Martin’s School of Art. In 1922, he won a three-year scholarship to the Royal College of Art. In 1928, he joined the staff of the Royal College, and not long afterwards began to teach at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. He soon became a pioneer in the revival of colour lithography. He was an Official War Artist in World War II. By the time of his death Freedman had established an enviable reputation as an illustrator and designer of posters, stamps, books and book-jackets. He believed that there was no such thing as commercial art, ‘only good art and bad art’. His first exhibition was held in 1929 at the Literary Bookshop, Bloomsbury. A memorial exhibition was organised by the Arts Council in 1958. Manchester Polytechnic, which holds the Freedman archive, held a major show in 1990. Examples of his work are in the collection of the Tate Gallery.

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