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Wolstenholme Arthur Nigel

1920 - 2002

Wolstenholme is best known for his railway illustrations and poster work for British Rail. Through his close association with Ian Allan he also illustrated some of their motoring books. However, his work was far wider than just the transport theme. He was born in London in 1920 and it was through his cartoons and illustrations during the war he became a freelance illustrator. His technique is principally line art with scraperboard. Like many illustrators his work was overtaken by photography and computer generated imagery. He died 2002 in Watford in relative obscurity. View the excellent website by Dave Rowland of the publications of Ian Allan from which I have taken the images.. Thanks to Nick Booker for leading me to the informaion on Arthur Wolstenholme.

Further reference

Two excellent articles by Geoff Courtney in 'Heritage Railway' (March-April 2011 and August 2011)

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1950 British Road Racing by Ian Allan Publications

1955 Motor Racing by Ian Allan Publications

1956 Motor Racing by Ian Allan Publications

1955 Sports Cars by Ian Allan Publications

1956 Sports Cars by Ian Allan Publications

1957 Sports Cars by Ian Allan Publications