Drifter and Paddle Boats (School Print)Felix Kelly $312.00
Drifter and Paddle Boats (School Print)Felix Kelly
Original ‘School Print’, Drifter and Paddle Boats, painted by Felix Kelly, and published by School Prints Ltd, 1946. The image depicts a steam ship and two passenger steam paddle boats off the English coast. A higher resolution image file is available for viewing on request.
School Prints Ltd was set up in 1945 by Brenda Rawnley to supply original, high-quality contemporary art to schools. The project commissioned both well-known and emerging artists, with the lithograph printing undertaken by the Baynard Press. Each lithograph had a drawn frame so that the print could be pinned to the wall. In the words of the Victoria & Albert Museum, “the scheme was a unique attempt at giving children access to original works of art in a period of austerity”. More information about School Prints can be found here.