Clive BransonSelling the 'Daily Worker' outside Projectile Engineering Works 1937

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Artist
Clive Branson (1907‑1944)
Title
Selling the 'Daily Worker' outside Projectile Engineering Works
Date 1937
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 406 x 507 x 20 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Noreen Branson 2004
Reference
T11788
Not on display

Summary

Selling the Daily Worker outside the Projectile and Engineering Works shows a man and a woman, probably the artists’ wife (Interview with the artist’s daughter, Rosa Branson, 5 November 2004.), selling copies of the communist newspaper, Daily Worker, outside a munitions factory in Battersea where Branson was then living. The message ‘For Unity’, promoted by both sellers on their aprons, presumably refers to the communist campaign for a united front against fascism. Branson became a member of the Communist Party in 1932 and remained an active member throughout his life… (read more)

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