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Keene Norman Aubrey McDaniel

Year working: 1886 - 1965

Front cover for The Motor Owner magazine January 1921 plus illustrated childrens’ books with motoring art. Would seem to be an illustrator with a long working life? On the evidence of the Shell poster, could be one of the artists who contributed to the Shell series of posters, many of which are not signed. Thanks to Steve Holland have been able to find some biographical details - Born 28 January 1886 in Newport Mon. died 1965. Birth name Norman Aubrey McDaniel Keene. He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Keene.

Further reference

THE MODERN WORLD BOOK of MOTORS by Laurence H Cade published Sampson Low 1949 THE MOTOR PICTURE-BOOK by various authors published Ward Lock circa 1930. THE WONDER BOOK OF MOTORS 3rd Edit Harry Golding published Ward Lock circa 1937


Colour plate from The Modern World - Book of Motors Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Plate from The Motor Picture-Book circa 1930 Image courtesy of Tom Brierley

Shell advertising poster of race car on the Brooklands banking. Ascribed to Keene by the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu. Image courtesy of Stuart Middlemiss.

Illustration from the book The Wonder Book of Motors 1928. Image courtesy of Stuart Middlemiss.

Book cover design