Everybody’s Weekly – Edwin Phillips

The lovely Illustration Art Gallery (run by Geoff West) has a page of Edwin Phillips’ art for sale, and the Advertising Archives have several colour pictures . His photo-realistic style and use of colour were ideal for the time when colour illustrations were few and far between and photography was beginning to take over in popular weeklies in the UK

The pictures reproduced below are taken from Everybody’s Weekly. No biography could be found for Edwin Phillips! It constantly drives me mad that despite their popularity these artists were work-for-hire and most times not even credited. Anyway, enjoy these.

 

Everybody's Weekly 24 January 1953 page24

Everybody's Weekly 24 January 1953 page24

 

Everybody's Weekly 7 February 1953 page 24 "A comdey in rubber" by O Henry

Everybody's Weekly 7 February 1953 page 24 "A comdey in rubber" by O Henry

 

 

Everybody's Weekly 20 September 1952 page 27

Everybody's Weekly 20 September 1952 page 27

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