(1902 - 1983)
Fraser was the consummate professional - expending energy on large and
small panel alike. The following four images are small black and white
images reproduced on sub standard post war austerity paper - yet they
retain detail, balance and tonal control. The drawing is almost unparalleled
for the period. As always Fraser can give his figures moumental gravity
and his landscapes a plausible quaility of the idyllic.
thanks to James Fraser for his correction
01 One of
Fraser's arrangements of forms, for a chemical manufacturer, c1954.
02 an extremely early Fraser drawing - an advertising idea of a bus taking
customers between the Albert Hall and Albert Memorial to Barker's Store
in Kensington; from G.Montague Ellwood, The Art of Pen Drawing London
03 14 x
18cms drawing for a Rolex Watch advertisement, "A Letter from Brazil"
- a Rolex customer had lost his watch into the river on a trip up the
Amazon. Amazingly (and suspiciously) on the return journey it was returned
to him, and still working. A good excuse to draw the jungle. from Punch
November 4th 1953 p.xvii
04 14 x 18cms drawing for a Rolex Watch advertisement, "Four Years
Buried" - "He saw something glitter in the earth; he stooped
and picked it up." from Punch October 7th 1953 p.v
05 9 x 10cms, and another image for Wilmot Breeden, Punch February 24th
1954. The caption reads, "On virtually every British car..."
06 the British Seaside in Folk Art dress.c1954 full page advertising illustration
from The Illustrated London News.
07 6.5 x 9 cms. drawing of a Christmas coach, for Wilmot Breeden, car
component manufacturers, and wishing their customers a Happy Christmas