Master of noir
The newfound appreciation of NZ-born artist James Boswell continues, with a second feature in the Guardian. The article focuses on Boswell’s post-WW2 illustrations for film posters, commissioned by Ealing studio’s head of marketing S James Woods. “My father was absolutely chuffed with [the commissions],” says his daughter Sally. “S John Woods was an amazing man, and had an ability to understand that he could create astonishing works of art as posters. So he just went to his artist friends. Of which my father was one, luckily.” Boswell’s poster for the British noir classic It Always Rains on Sunday is currently on display at the Tate Britain.