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The Members Enclosure by Douglas West.

The Members Enclosure by Douglas West.

Horse racing art print showing a race course enclosure where the race horse owners watch as their horses return from the days race.
Item Code : FAR0532The Members Enclosure by Douglas West. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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Image size 22 inches x 15 inches (56cm x 38cm)none£37.00

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Artist Details : Douglas West
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Douglas West

Douglas West was born in 1931 and attended the Sidcup School of Art. Much of his work is influenced by the strong 1930s pre world war two themes including the style of the advertising artwork, and much of his work reflects the atmosphere of this era. Douglas West worked in a west end advertising agency, but soon had to do national service in the armed forces after which he became a freelance artist working mostly contributing illustrations for boys papers. Douglas West is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London - there is a West original watercolour in the famous Sherlock Holmes Whitbread public house. He is also very interested in model railways and is a great supporter of airship travel.

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