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William Tyler

Photo credit: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum / Adrian Waine, Photography for Industry

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‘Imperial Chemical Industries made advertising history during the Second World War on behalf of both ICI and British Art. Fifty-six portraits of ICI employees were commissioned from leading British artists, to use in a nationwide advertising campaign between 1944–1946. The intent of these so-called Prestige Advertisements was to keep ICI’s profile high during the war years, while providing badly needed employment for British artists.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum

Widnes


Date

1944

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 62 x W 50 cm

Accession number

WICIM 2014.23

Acquisition method

gift, 2014

Work type

Painting


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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum

Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0DF England

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