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John Edgar Platt (1886-1967)

Wood engraver and painter, born at Leek, Staffordshire. He studied at the Royal College of Art, 1905-08, and went on to become principal of both Leicester College of Art and Blackheath School of Art. He won a gold medal at the International Print Makers' Exhibition, 1922. He exhibited at the RA, NEAC, RE and with the British Council. During World War II he was an Official War Artist. His work is held by the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate. He wrote for a number of publications including The Studio and The Artist and produced several books on the art of the colour woodcut. He worked equally successfully in oil, watercolour and wood engraving, usually confining himself to a small scale; he often worked en plein air, a method he successfully employed to respond directly to his subject. His panels are frequently annotated with notes about the weather and light conditions. Selected Literatur

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A Near Miss
John Edgar Platt
A Near Miss  For sale 
A Near Miss
John Edgar Platt
A Near Miss  For sale 
St Anthony’s Lighthouse
John Edgar Platt
St Anthony’s Lighthouse  For sale 
Pilchard Boats, Cornwall, November 1922
John Edgar Platt
Pilchard Boats, Cornwall, November 1922  Sold 
Apple Gatherers, circa 1912
John Edgar Platt
Apple Gatherers, circa 1912  Sold 
Sunset in the Black Country, late 1920s
John Edgar Platt
Sunset in the Black Country, late 1920s  Sold 
Glandford Church, Norfolk, wit
John Edgar Platt
Glandford Church, Norfolk, wit  Sold 
View of Stody Church, Norfolk,
John Edgar Platt
View of Stody Church, Norfolk,  Sold 
Wartime Traffic on the River Thames:...
John Edgar Platt
Wartime Traffic on the River Thames:...  Sold 
A British Naval Convoy at St...
John Edgar Platt
A British Naval Convoy at St...  Sold 
RAF Sea Rescue Launch
John Edgar Platt
RAF Sea Rescue Launch  Sold 
Sunset with Part of the British...
John Edgar Platt
Sunset with Part of the British...  Sold