Monday, November 17, 2014

Leonard Cornwall Mitchell (1st Part )

[New Zealand] (b 1901/d 1971)

Leonard Cornwall Mitchell  was a important 20th Century NZ commercial artist and graphic designer. Completed his Education in Palmerston North, then worked at the "Government Publicity Department". Designed posters, booklet covers , coins as well as over 90 NZ stamps. Father of artist and owner of Wellington's mid century "Lambton Art Galleries" Victor Leonard William Mitchell.


New Zealand 1931 "Health Stamps /The Smilling Boy" (2,1) [Die Engraver and Plates (Royal Mint , London) 1d][Die Engr (W.R. Bock) 2d][Typo (Government Printing Office, Wellington) 1d,2d] Sc(B3,B4)

New Zealand 1931 "Plane Over Lake Manapouri (AIR MAIL)" (3,1) [Plates (Royal Mint,London)][Typo (Government Printing Office)] Sc(C1,...,C3)

Cook Islands 1932 "Various Designs" (7,7,7) [Recess (Perkins & Bacon Ltd,London)] Sc(84,...,90)

New Zealand 1935 "Various Designs" (15,14,5) [Recess (De La Rue)] Sc(189,190,194,196,198)

New Zealand 1936 "21th Anniversary of ANZAC landing at Gallipoli" (2,1) [Recess (John Ash, Melbourne)] Sc(B9,B10)

New Zealand 1936 "Congress of the British Empire Chambers of Commerce" (5,5,5) [Recess (John Ash, Melbourne)] Sc(218,...,222)

Samoa 1939 "25th Anniversary of New Zealand's Control of the Mandated Territory of Western Samoa" (4,4,2) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.)] Sc(183,184)

New Zealand 1940 "Centenary of the British Sovereignty established by the Treaty of Waltangl" (13,12,3) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson,Co.)] Sc(229,234,235)

Samoa 1949 "Apia Post Office" (1) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.)] Sc(189)

New Zealand 1950 "Centenary of the Founding of Canterbury Provincial District" (5,5,1) [Recess (Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.)] Sc(275)

[Due to a problem with Blogger and the Images I upload , I had to end this post sooner than I expected , because I want the viewer to access the images in the usual way and not in a white solid background , one by one ...there will be a part 2 , of course.!]


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    1. Hello, Thank you for your kind words... by this time I was expecting to have already many more posts done about these Artists that forged our hobby..but time is keeping me away from the constant research needed to build these posts... now I'm trying to solve some of the "Master" difficulties I have of getting information from South American Artists.. it is a big obstacle...
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