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Reginald Montague Lander Midcentury Posters

July 27, 2020

Hello one and all, here’s a great escape to a more tranqil mid century time, have a fab week ahead.

Reginald Montague Lander was born in London in 1913 and lived until he was 67.

Educated at Clapham Central School and studied art at Hammersmith School of Art.

He produced a wealth of work in the 60’s and 70’s for travel companies. Look at these beauties !

A close up to appreciate the detail in his work.

He became the chief designer and studio manager at Ralph Mott Studio from 1930-9, and worked for Government Ministries and the British Transport Commission.

He produced a huge number of posters for GWR, LNER, British Railways and the Post Office, right up to the late 1970s.

He worked in a few different styles, painterly, graphic, architectural and even quite cartoon-like.

Reg worked predominantly using gouache and watercolour and had many distinct styles. Here’s a very painterly rendition of Conway.

There’s not been a great deal of change as this photographic view of Corfe Castle in Dorset (below), clearly shows.

Sadly as there isn’t a great deal of information online about Reg, I don’t know if he worked from real life, sketches or from photographs. I’m guessing a mixture of all three.

I love these rural views. The texture and colours work so well together.

Slightly strange yellow and orange, cloudy borders, I must say.

A beautiful harbour rendition above and a very different style of work below, almost like a grey-green version of a Seurat painting lol.

If the images I found online hadn’t been attributed to Reg, I doubt I would have believed that they were all the work of one person. Great to see how adaptable he was as an artist.

One of my favourite styles is this truly midcentury 50’s and 60’s one below.

He must have created hundreds of posters during his lifetime.

Quite a prolific and hopefully affluent artist.

Look at these beautiful scenes.

More uplifting scenes to make you smile here.

These remind me of the work of Harry Stevens and Daphne Padden.

If anyone has any more information about Reg Landers I’d love to hear it. Which of his work makes you smile the most ?




6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2020 10:05 am

    Wonderful! – a reminder of gentler times (thanks for posting)

  2. July 27, 2020 11:10 pm

    Terrific! Thanks for posting. I like a lot of them. I do like those orange hued rural views, and the boldly coloured maps are fab. I also really love the landscape in the Northern Ireland poster towards the end of your post. Absolutely gorgeous colour and shapes!

  3. Stacy Behrens permalink
    June 11, 2021 6:29 pm

    Have you ever seen limited edition from lander called Houses and Swans??

    • June 12, 2021 5:33 am

      Hi Stacy, no I can’t say I have ! Why do you have a copy ?

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