Leeds University Library

Austerity and Invention: Illustration between the Wars 19 September - 1 December 2012

Published 29 August 2012

The long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed 2010 exhibition "Fancy and Imagination: Aubrey Beardsley and the Book Illustrators".

"Austerity and Invention: Illustration between the Wars" features original sketches, artwork, prints and book illustrations from Leeds University Library Special Collections and other Yorkshire collections.

The exhibition traces the development of the genre and the variety of media and styles between the wars, through artwork by renowned British illustrators such as William Heath Robinson, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen.

Burton Saturdays (free creative activities for all ages) and a full programme of related craft events, talks and workshops are offered for the duration of the exhibition.

Related resources:

'Show to celebrate interwar artworks', Yorkshire Post, Friday, 7 September 2012.

'Look at book art between the wars', METRO, Tuesday, 11 September, 2012.