Poster Summer Exhibition 1940

The 1940 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition poster, designed by Alfred Thomson RA. 

This is one of many celebrated exhibition posters from the Royal Academy collection that has been selected for publication upon its 250th birthday.

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Dimensions 76.2 x 50.8cm
SKU 02087450

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In 1940 the Summer Exhibition poster was designed by Alfred Thomson RA. Thomson was a successful commercial artist and later worked as a War Artist on behalf of the RAF. His design features the statue of Joshua Reynolds by Alfred Drury, erected in 1931. This iconic statue appears in many later Summer Exhibition posters, including the poster for this year's 250th show.