You can’t do better than read Steve Holland’s excellent blog article on Stuart Tresilian (1891-1974). I trip over his work all the time as I delve into 1950s magazines and children’s books. But it was these that caught my eye as they have such a strong line, colour and pose.
All the pictures below were published as large posters for Infant Schools in a series called Macmillan’s Easy Study Series or “The Children’s Nature Books” as it says on the title page of the accompanying books. The series was edited by E. J. S. Lay (or to give him his full name Edward John Stanley Lay) and these pictures came from the title My book of animals and trees by Kate Harvey & E. J. S. Lay, 1943
To see more of the series read my article on Raymond Sheppard.