Hampstead has been a place of refuge, reflection and community for centuries. This exhibition aims to show the response of some of its most creative residents to the tumultuous political events of the early twentieth century; from the Spanish Civil War to the rise of the Nazi party and the outbreak of the Second World War and beyond.
Spanning George Him’s long and versatile career as both an independent designer and as one half of the prolific Lewitt-Him partnership (1933-1954), the exhibition will include iconic wartime propaganda posters for the Ministries of Food and Information, corporate branding for El Al airlines and adverts for clients like Schweppes, Technicolor, the Post Office and The Times.
Between Two Worlds explores the art created during this tumultuous period featuring work by John Minton, Fred Uhlman, Josef Herman and Ben Enwonwu. It draws exhibits from Derbyshire County Council’s collection, such as the bequest of Arto Funduklian, the son of Armenian émigrés, including work by Marc Chagall, Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis.