Blondes and Brunettes Use Shell

Key facts

  • Catalogue Number: 544
  • Title: Blondes and Brunettes Use Shell
  • Date: 1939
  • Artist: Charles Mozley
  • Series: People Prefer
Shell Poster number 544, These people use Shell - Blondes and Brunettes (1939), by Charles Mozley. Painting of two women, one blonde, one dark in hats, standing by a window.

Charles Mozley (1914–1991) went to Sheffield Art School at the age of 11 and then gained a scholarship to the RCA. He taught at Camberwell between 1938 and 1939. During the war he was involved in military intelligence and camouflage work. He worked mainly on book illustrations after the war and became known for the murals he painted for the Festival of Britain in 1951. He designed posters for Ealing studios, BEA and the Midland Bank and produced the Mind that Child poster in 1957.

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