Creative propaganda pays at Christie’s

Art as a propaganda tool features in a London sale of vintage posters next month.

16th April, 2011

As an early 20th century ambassador for Ireland, few artists can compare with Paul Henry. Used as travel posters, his iconic landscapes seared an irresistible vision of rural Ireland on the public imagination. A quintessential image of Connemara, the first to be used in such away, sold over 900 copies between 1925 and 1926. Connemara was the making of Henry as an artist, but prior to his arrival there in 1912 he had studied poster...

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