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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.
oil on canvas
H 62 x W 50 cm