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Brush with Industry, A

Synopsis
An account of Shell’s involvement with many distinguished artists over the years. Shows a number of paintings exhibited at the Barbican in 1983 to mark 50 years of Shell advertising art. Bill Mitchell recalls his days in Shell’s Publicity Department in the 1930s, working alongside Sir John Betjeman who was writing copy for the company, and with aspiring artists such as Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland. John Armstrong, Rex Whistler and Edward Ardizzone.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 20 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
out of distribution
Uses
Fine art students concerned with sponsored art.*
Subjects
Art
Keywords
advertising; art - commercial art; graphic design

Production Company

Name

Silk Stream Productions

Sponsor

Name

Shell UK

Notes
Films deposited with the BFI National Film & Video Archive

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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