Canadian Pacific Line Poster Design

Canadian Pacific Line Poster Design



Arnold Victor Beauvais was born in Lewisham, the son of a French father, the artist Charles Henri Beauvais, and an English mother, Anne, nee Corfield. He trained in his father’s commercial art studio during the day, working on lithographic printing and poster design, and took night classes at the Bolt Court Art School in Fleet Street. In 1903 his father returned to his home town of Marseille and set up a commerical art studio. Arnold studied in Paris for sixteen months before joining his father in Marseille. Charles died in 1911 and Arnold took over the studio for two years, then returned to London in 1913, where he opened a studio and produced film posters, magazine illustrations, advertisements, cartoons and jigsaw puzzles. In 1929 he became a member of the London Sketch Club, and was elected president in 1936, later becoming life president. During the 1930s he taught at the Bolt Court Art School. From 1956 he scaled down his commercial art work to concentrate on oil painting. He died in Surrey in 1984.


Height 87.63 cm / 34 "
Width 127 cm / 50 "
Framed height 154.94 cm / 61 "
Framed width 190.5 cm / 75 "