Frank Henry Mason – A Voyage of Discovery
Talk by Edward Yardley Saturday 4 May 2pm – 3.15pm Famous for his railway poster designs as a commercial artist, Frank Henry Mason championed the northern coasts of Britain in his fine art paintings, particularly those of Yorkshire. Leading expert and author on Mason, Edward Yardley, will tell the story of the artist's life in art. Yardley will explain how he became interested in the self-taught marine painter and will highlight the artistic influences on Mason and the sketching tours he undertook. As a successful commercial artist, in addition to his well-known railway posters, Mason also illustrated for society magazines, marine books and periodicals and less well-known are his designs for cigarette and playing cards.