Friday, June 12, 2009

Sidney Jewell (continued)

Sidney Thomas Jewell.
(Thought to be in his early twenty's.)

Sidney was born on the 31st of March 1908 to the son of a London tailor. He was quite a bright all round student at school winning himself a scholarship Hornsby College of Art, which his father insisted that he take, although his true love was in science and all its hidden mysteries, and although this hidden longing stayed with him all his life, he realized that his life’s path had been cast for him.

His life as a commercial artist lent itself to an area of technical production in the newspapers and magazines, together with a newly formed technique of “Scraperboard Art.”

The self-portrait that is above was one he did at the age of eighteen in 1926.

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