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Davies Roland

Year working: 1904 - 1993

Motoring artist of the 1930's earliest artwork noted in The Autocar 24th February 1928 and Autocar front cover design 17th August 1934. Responsible for the artwork for the book ‘Combat’ also ‘The Modern Boys Book of Motor Cars’. Prolific illustrator of books. Did work in later life producing oil paintings of nostalgic motoring scenes. These are often of poor quality and not recognisable as the same artist compared to the excellent early period work. Was also a poster artist during the Second World War.

Further reference

http://bearalley.blogspot.com/search?q=davies THUNDER AHEAD by Malcolm Campbell published Cassell 1934 SALUTE TO THE GODS by Malcolm Campbell published Cassell 1934 CIRCUIT DUST by Barré Lyndon published John Miles 1934 MODERN BOYS BOOK OF RACING CARS various authors published Fleetway House 1938 ALL ABOUT MOTOR CARS (1st Series)by E W Hardiman late 1940's

http://www.ww2poster.co.uk

Colour rough for dust jacket of Combat. Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Dust jacket for Thunder Ahead Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Dust cover design Circuit Dust Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

1931 motor racing with mercedes leading

1933 Brooklands racing scene

Postcard artwork of Bluebird car

Postacard artwork of a Talbot Sports Racing car

Road safety poster design for ROSPA

Veteran car painted in later life

George Eyston record breaking

End plates of ALL ABOUT MOTOR CARS. Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Illustrations in ALL ABOUT MOTOR CARS. Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Illustration from Chums Annual 1931. Titled - All Out for the Grand Prix. Image courtesy of Michael Worthington Williams.