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Today I worked well - the picture fell off the brush  

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Today I worked well - the picture fell off the brush

Cole, Leslie

Upper Denby, England

Fleece Press



Edition of 500. 11 x 9.25; 208 pages. Type is Miller Display. Printed by Northend Creative Print Solutions. Book design by Simon Lawrence. Bound in quarter cloth and marbled paper.

Fleece Press: "Leslie Cole's wartime career was nothing short of extraordinary. Malcolm Yorke and I met at the Imperial War Museum a couple of years ago to see the collection of Ardizzone paintings, and while we awaited the curator's arrival we saw several paintings by Cole in a temporary exhibition. A student of Bawden and Ravilious at the Royal College of Art, Cole's watercolour technique could in some cases be mistaken for that of Ravilious. Cole saw action in Britain, Germany (he recorded the liberation of Belsen) and Malta (experiencing the harrowing, prolonged bombing which that island suffered), before going out to the Far East. All the time he painted what he saw, often highly complex pictures which rely on a strong sense of pattern for their impact.

Donated by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL.

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