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Graham Sutherland - Life, Work and Ideas 

Brimham Rock, Graham Sutherland, 1937.

A new biographical study of respected artist Graham Sutherland titled ‘Graham Sutherland Life Work and Ideas’ will feature a copy of the poster he created for Shell in 1937 - no. 507 Brimham Rock. The author of the publication, Rosalind Thuillier knew Sutherland well (he died in 1980) and she describes not only his landscape inspirations from the Pembrokeshire countryside, but also his time as an official war artist, and his friendships inside and outside the art world.

The paperback and ebook is released for sale from 30th April 2015 by Lutterworth Press and is available to order here: Lutterworth Press

Richard Wilson On The Road - TV Series

5th January 2015 

Shell Guide to Dorset circa 1935

Shell Guide to Dorset circa 1935

Richard Wilson went on a driving tour of the UK in his vintage 1960s Daimler, named Deborah, but there was no sat nav for him – he used the Shell Guides first published in the 1930s.  Staff at the Shell Art Collection supported filming last year with information and loans of some of the rarer publications.

There are six episodes in the series, which started on 5th January 2015.  Counties visited include Derbyshire, County Durham, Dorset, Essex, Devon and Oxfordshire.



(No longer available to view on ITV player)

Richard Wilson on the Road and interior of The Shell Guide to Dorset

'Richard Wilson On The Road' and interior of The Shell Guide to Dorset

Shell Exhibition at the National Motor Museum 

From the early days of motoring Shell’s advertising has encouraged a nation to explore the roads of the British countryside.  Take a journey through Shell’s innovative campaigns in a new display at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, featuring original artworks, posters, early ephemera, Shell guides, film, sound and interactives for all the family.


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