Rare Film Posters

DREAMING

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1944 John Baxter Comedy DREAMING starring Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Hazel Court, Dick Francis and Teddy Brown.

A soldier is knocked unconscious during a train journey and has a series of bizarre dreams.

Poster art by Clifford Rowe (1904-1989). Artist and illustrator born in Wimbledon, south London. Rowe studied at Wimbledon School of Art, 1918-20 and the Royal College of Art, 1920-22. He was employed in advertising where he met R. O. Dunlop. and briefly became an exhibiting member of the short-lived Emotionist Group. However his strong social concerns led him towards the then burgeoning Communist party so he travelled to Russia and stayed in Moscow for a year and a half. While there he received commissions for book-jacket designs and even designed posters for the Red Army. Rowe returned to England and in 1934 helped establish the Artists’ International Association, alongside James Fitton, James Boswell and others. Membership was to eventually reach more than 1000.

From the end of World War II Rowe’s work included publicity poster commissions from the Labour government of Clement Attlee as well as trade unions, designs for the 1951 Festival of Britain, commercial mural design, exhibition design and text book illustration.The major part of Rowe’s work however consists of large oil paintings, and the Tolpuddle Martyrs and General Strike murals commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union, then led by active members of the Communist Party..

Printed by Stafford & Co. Ltd., Netherfield, Nottingham and London

The poster is in very good folded condition.

£1,500.00

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