Shortly after we moved into our gallery on the King’s Road, an elderly gentleman came in to marvel at the history and artistry of our original vintage posters. This charismatic gentleman was Theodore Ramos RA who lived nearby in the artists’ studios on Milman’s Street, and he soon became one of our regular visitors. He would often pop in and entertain us with stories about the people he painted, his fellow artists and his travels. We became friends, going out for dinner with him, exchanging books and visiting him at his studio.
A notable illustrator and portrait artist, Theo’s subjects include Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and his paintings have been displayed in boardrooms, private homes and the National Portrait Gallery. During the 1950s-60s, he revolutionised the design of the Royal Academy’s exhibition posters to feature eye-catching artworks, rather than just text. Sadly Theo wasn’t able to fully recover from a stroke last year and he died here in Chelsea on 11 April. We have some of the posters Theo designed for the Royal Academy of Arts; one is framed and is on display at the front of our gallery, and they are all available to view on our website (click on the images for more information):
Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage posters from around the world (including travel, sport, advertising, cinema, war, propaganda), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:
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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).
AntikBar + Box Galleries Present…
Enjoy an eclectic mix of art and meet the owners of AntikBar and Box Galleries who have joined forces this year to showcase the artists and artworks on display in a festive late night shopping event on Thursday 8 December from 6-9pm.
Christmas on the King’s Road: look out for the snowflake logo displayed in shop windows as you walk along the King’s Road this festive period. Maps are also available from participating venues and at the King’s Road Market Stall on 26 November and 10 December.
– our Let It Snow exhibition (ends 10 December) featuring our 1946 Jungfraujoch Polar Dogs poster and our Festive Late Night Shopping Event included in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette review of events (pp45-46)
Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda. For more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:
AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).