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Artwork Details

Title Art Student
Artist Anthony Devas
Date c.1950
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 14 x 10 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait, titled Art Student, depicts the artist and teacher Barbara Pitt (b.1932) as a 17 year old art student. The painting by Anthony Devas ARA RP (1911-58) was commissioned for use in Rowntree & Co. Ltd Aero chocolate advertising. Although it is dated '30-1-52' on the back of the canvas, the work is likely to have been painted in 1950. The artwork was published in the Daily Herald and Daily Mail during October 1951 as part of the national Aero Girls 'DIFFERENT' campaign devised by advertising agency JWT.