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 POSTWAR MURALS

Sunderland Museum

Fleet Building Farringdon  Stewart Motherwell

Spira London

Database of British and Irish postwar murals 1945-2000

Cover of Field Guide to Postwar MuralsA Field Guide to Postwar Murals by Lynn Pearson (Blue House Books, December 2008), is the first ever book on these British postwar artworks. Featuring superb colour photography, this handy 80-page guide to British mural art and where to find it is available for only £10.95 plus postage. Only available from blurb.com. NOW AVAILABLE FOR £1.49 in an iPad/iPhone version!
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Here's a copy of my paper given at the TACS Postwar Murals Study Day on 20th November 2007 at The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London - A period of extraordinary fecundity: A survey of postwar murals - this was based on my article 'Roughcast textures with cosmic overtones: A survey of British murals, 1945-80' which was published in the Decorative Arts Society Journal, volume 31, 2007, pp 116-37. For a set of photos from my presentation use this link to my Postwar Murals Study Day photos on Flickr.

The information in this database was gathered by Lynn Pearson from archive research, a literature survey, communication with artists, and site visits. It is as comprehensive as possible until the mid 1980s, less so for later works. This database is an educational resource and is under development; it may therefore contain errors. It does not include murals created for ocean liners. The columns reading from the left are town, artist surname, first name, material (see below), brief description, date of mural, county, whether extant. Listing is by English county followed by Scotland, Wales, NI and Ireland, with the unknowns coming at the end. Inclusion of a building or structure on this website does not mean that it is open to the public; you should always assume there is no access. Lynn Pearson is not liable for any inconvenience or damage arising from use of information on this website. All material copyright © Lynn Pearson 2013.

Materials abbreviations: A ciment fondu, B brick, C concrete, E embroidery/leather, F fibreglass, G glass, H tapestry, I photograph, J collage, K metal, L plaster, M mosaic, O plastic/formica, P painted, Q paper, R resin, S stone, T ceramic tile/faience/terracotta, V vitreous enamel, W wood, Z terrazzo. Final column, d = demolished, e = extant, u = unknown. Use the link below to read or download the database (you will need acrobat reader). Please report any errors to lynnpearson2@btinternet.com

POSTWAR MURALS DATABASE

In connection with the Vulnerable Modernism symposium, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 24 October 2008, here's the special issue of TACS Glazed Expressions, written by Penny Beckett, on The Ceramic Murals of the Armada Way Plymouth - be warned this is an 8MB download pdf.

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