Barnett Freedman 1901- 1958
Barnett Freedman belonged to a remarkable group of
artists taught by Paul Nash at the RCA. Through Nash
he was introduced to Harold Curwen and began to
decorate books and make posters for Curwen's clients.
Freedman was one of the most skillful draughtsmen of
his generation and had the rare skill of being able to
draw direct onto the litho stone.
The Gun Turret print is one of the great lithographs
of the 20C. It was published by the National Gallery
as part of an exhibition of Britain at War. The exhibition
was conceived as a series of prints that could be put
up in social centres, canteens and such like.
UPDATE July 2020 : -
PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY EXHIBITION
We do have a few copies of the excellent hb. fully illus. accompanying book,
available at £25 + £3 postage (UK)
London Transport poster 1956 (his very last poster) sold
Orient Line menus designed by Barnett Freedman, 1937 sold
Four beautifully lithographed biscuit wapper proofs, 1940's, from the Barnett Freedman archive,(with archival blindstamp)
(red, blue, green versions sold
peach version still available )
c. 10"/25cms. square
lithograph page proof for Jane Eyre 1940 by Barnett Freedman sold
black and white litho vignettes, printed by Curwen Press
His circus poster for London Transport, printed on two
sheets, is a technically complex piece of lithography which
made use of the most up-to-date inks available in 1937.
Superb limited edition illustrated monograph on
Barnett Freedman - edition of 500 SOLD OUT
limited edition sequel to the above publication - with newly discovered material,
including photos of posters on hoardings, student work.
only 250 copies each with an original lithographic illustration included.
photograph of eric ravilious, barnett freedman and john nash in uniform
taken by christine nash in 1940