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ISBN: 9781906690113
AUTHOR: John Chapman
John Chapman's Transport Paintings
John Chapman's Transport Paintings
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The nostalgic and supremely evocative paintings of John Chapman have become world famous in his more than forty-year career. One of the hallmarks of his work is the loving re-creation of various modes of transport, from mighty steam locomotives to horse-drawn trams, and from classic cars to Routemaster buses, all shown in settings appropriate to their era.

In this new collection of his work, the scenes range from a summer’s day in Blackpool in 1952, as a streamlined ‘Vambac’ tram heads down to the Pleasure Beach whilst an Alvis and a Corporation bus head in the opposite direction; the Flying Scotsman hurtling north to Edinburgh in the 1930s, passing horses and men haymaking in the English countryside; to Churchgate in Bolton in the late 1950s with a Bedford 10cwt van, a Vauxhall Velox and an Austin Cambridge completing the scene.

Captured in loving detail, each picture is accompanied by informative comment from the artist explaining the significance of the view and the transport shown within.

In more than 120 timeless images he evokes memories of happy days now sadly largely past when British workmanship and engineering appeared on virtually every street and in every field.

John Chapman was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1946. After a few years working as a layout artist on the local Lancashire Evening Telegraph and then as a technical illustrator for an engineering company, he became a full time artist in 1968. He has produced many limited edition prints and exhibited widely over the years, specializing in evocations of the past, particularly in an urban setting and often featuring historic vehicles as part of the essential street scene.

This is his second book, following John Chapman’s Lancashire which was published by Halsgrove in 2003.

Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 11 3, hardback, 238x258mm, 144 pages. Published October 2011.

John Chapman's LancashireJohn Chapman's Lancashire - £24.99
With over 100 illustrations, John Chapman’s Lancashire looks at the much-changed urban landscape of the North West, bringing to life the hustle and bustle of Lancashire’s busy streets, its railway stations and quaysides. A superb watercolour artist working in the area he knows best.
Spirit of the Beamish Transport CollectionSpirit of the Beamish Transport Collection - £4.99
Spirit of the Beamish Transport Collection by curator Paul Jarman captures the extensive railway, tramway and horse drawn vehicle collections at Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum in Co Durham.
Malcolm Root's A Pageant of TransportMalcolm Root's A Pageant of Transport - £19.99
In this third book of paintings, Malcolm Root's stunning pictures have been arranged to give a chronological pageant of the development of transport down the centuries, and in particular over the last one hundred years during which the greatest changes have taken place.
Malcolm Root's Transport PaintingsMalcolm Root's Transport Paintings - £19.99
A book that will be picked up again and again to enjoy these memory-evoking works so lovingly created by Malcolm Root with text by Tom Tyler. Where superb art meets pure nostalgia for towns, countryside and transport as they once were.
Web Price: £19.99
23.17 EUR 24.99 USD 32.74 AUD

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