Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Châteaux Wine Lithographs – Charles Mozeley

Charles Mozley's lithographs of châteaux in Bordeaux are ethereally beautiful – the come from a set of 25 originally all published as a limited edition of 150 copies by ‘Christie Wine Publications’ in association with ‘Hedges and Butler Ltd’.

Charles Mozley was born in Sheffield in 1914, and he attended Sheffield School of Art. Subsequently he won a national scholarship and moved to the Royal College of Art in London in 1934. At the outbreak of the Second World War Mozley joined the Army and spent the next six years in uniform. Like many other artists he worked in camouflage; and was in military intelligence.

After the war Mozley achieved modest renown as one of the leading poster book jacket designers from the 1950s through to the 1970s. He did a substantial body of work for the wine trade and in the form of film and theatre posters (such as that for Alexander Korda's film An Ideal Husband in 1947).

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