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Like many European artists from the French Impressionists onward, Paine was influenced by Japanese art. It can be seen in his simplicity of outline and composition and in the use of flat areas of bright colour. Of his poster for the … Continue reading
This pocket-sized drawing book belonged to Paine. I have posted below all the pages in order that bear legible images. I do not know at which period of his life the book was in use. My guess is during his … Continue reading
Teri J. Edelstein, Teri J. Edelstein Associates, Museum Strategies In 1997, a cache of posters was discovered behind a partition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Among the posters were over 300 created for “The Underground” in London. The first … Continue reading
Everyone’s Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground 25th May – 5th September 2019 In 1919, 39 posters came to the Art Institute of Chicago, courtesy of the Underground Electric Railways London. The posters, full of brilliant colors and innovative … Continue reading
The Craft of Stained Glass by Charles Paine Stained glass is more usually associated with ecclesiastical architecture than with domestic architecture. The field of domestic architecture has yet to be explored. In this enlightened age the control … Continue reading
London Zoo features on more Underground posters than any other subject and Paine’s Zoo poster (1921) is one of the most popular. In 2013 the penguins poster inspired the making of an animation film Penguins Calling directed by Anastasia Psaltou … Continue reading
Paine probably made the acquaintance of Dr. Douglas Strachan (1875-1950) at Edinburgh College of Art where he was appointed Director of Design in 1908. Strachan is widely considered to have been ‘the most significant and prolific stained glass artist’ (Gazetteer … Continue reading
Following his return to England from California in 1930 Paine corresponded with Teuila. 17 of her letters, written between November 1936 and October 1948, are held by the National Library of Scotland. Some letters are undated as to the … Continue reading
Whenever circumstances permitted Paine kept a dog. Paine with Jenny at 43 Longcroft Lane, Welwyn. ‘This is Jenny my true friend. Sometimes we sits and thinks. Sometimes we just sits.’ Jenny’s studio portrait. Paine with Lisa at La Guerdainerie Cottage, … Continue reading
Paine painted these shapes for use as teaching aids.