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Reilly Michael Leeds Paine

Year working: 1898 - 1974

Best known as a poster artist who worked for the railway companies and London Transport from at least 1926 up to the mid 1950’s. Was educated (1923 – 1926) at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in Birmingham. Illustrated brochures and posters for Morris Cars and Commercials in 1930’s. Very nice front cover design for The Austin Magazine & Advocate December 1930 Also he painted traffic scenes and used vehicles in his art for example the four paintings of night scenes for Lucas lights? In 2023 another painting appeared in auction of the same size of oil on cavas board as the initial four Lucas works.

Further reference


Austin Magazine Dec. 1930 Image courtesy of David Whyley

Morris brochure 1931 Image courtesy of Peter Card Transport Collector Auctions

Night scene one of four paintings

Painting used as a Lucas advertisement giving Greetings at Christmas

Skating at night under car headlights

Night scene of bridge and castle

Night scene of going to church

Great Western Region railway poster of Stratford on Avon

Morris Owner November 1933 Image courtesy of Motorgrahs.

Austin Owner front cover November 1935. Image courtesy of Motorgraphs

Morris Owner April 1932 . Image courtesy of Motorgraphs

Another painting as part of Lucas series?