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Import from England. Recommended. By Stuart Webb. Louis Shabner began his career producing shop window advertising for brands such as Ever Ready, Ovaltine and Chivers jams, amongst others, but is best known for his paintings of sultry sirens. During the 1960s and 1970s his prints and calendars adorned lounge walls up and down the UK. Under the pseudonym Sheldon, Shabner also produced numerous book cover paintings for Pan Books and other publishers. Telos, 2021. Due: Dec.

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Louis Shabner began his career producing shop window advertising for brands such as Ever Ready, Ovaltine and Chivers jams, amongst others, but is best known for his paintings of sultry sirens. During the 1960s and 1970s his prints and calendars adorned lounge walls up and down the UK. Under the pseudonym Sheldon, Shabner also produced numerous book cover paintings for Pan Books and other publishers.

At the time, mass-produced art of this kind was viewed as having only “throw away” value, but now Shabner’s work — often mentioned in the same breath as that of contemporaries Vladimir Tretchikoff and J H Lynch — is highly sought-after by collectors, with copies of his original prints and calendars being snapped up for high prices.

In The Art of Louis Shabner, researcher Stuart Webb presents the most comprehensive account ever published of Shabner’s life and work, lavishly illustrated with beautiful color images of a wealth of his paintings.

“A ‘must buy’ for aficionados of vintage art and book cover illustration.”

This is being produced by Telos, the British publisher responsible for the two books on Reginald Heade, Cover Me: The Vintage Art of Pan Books, and coming up, Hank Janson Under Cover: A Visual History. We have a direct arrangement with them and are one of the very few sources for these in the U.S. as well as first to have them since our copies come direct from their printer.

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