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Charles Clixby Watson (1906 – 1964)

“Market Woman”

Pen & Ink Drawing

Signed with monogram twice and titled

9 3/8” x 6 7/8” (238mm x 175mm)

Overall framed size 18 3/8” x 15 1/4” (465mm x 388mm)                                               IMAGE



Lino Cut. 7/50.  Signed with monogram, titled and numbered in pencil

Mount opening 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” (135mm x 210mm)

Overall framed size 12 ¾” x 15 ¼” (224mm x 385mm)                                                   IMAGE




Charles Clixby Watson was born in Brixton, South London in 1906.  He overcame childhood paralysis to study art and attended St Martin’s School of Art from 1920 to 1924 under Robert Swan and Stafford Leake.  He then went on to Goldsmiths’ College School of Art from 1926-27 under Stanley Anderson.  He exhibited at the Leicester Galleries and other venues.  He was well known for his posters advertising for women to become nurses notable Bitsy and Keep Calm and Think Like a Nurse.  He also did an enormous of illustrative work for publications such as the Radio Times and Good Housekeeping and painted covers for John Bull Magazine and image of Victoria Train Station.  He lived at Braughing in Hertfordshire and died in 1964.