Terence Greer Mid century Illustrator
Happy Friday everyone. For more festive and Halloween based illustrations check out this Helen Borten post I created last year, otherwise here’s a little illustrative nostalgia for you to enjoy.
Born in England in 1929 in Surbiton, SW London, Terence Greer studied painting at Twickenham School of Art, joined the RAF in 1947, then studied at St Martin’s and the Royal Academy School.
Between the 1950s- and the 1980s he was both a playwright and illustrator. Illustrating book covers for Penguin Books and in magazines such as The Economist and Radio Times.
One of his greatest visual impressions from childhood was the Hollywood films from the 1930’s. His consuming interests are jazz, the cinema, photography and the more graphic work of Picasso. Perhaps as a consequence, his work does have an almost cinematic feel to it.
He was represented by Saxon Artist Agents. He later focused on painting while living in Australia, then Canada, Vancouver being his home since the mid 1990s.
His works have been exhibited at the V&A and Ashmolean museums.