Sunday, 8 March 2009

Ham, Egg & Chips


Always been a fan of Geo Ham (Georges Hamel) for his fantastic '20s and '30s automobile paintings. Came across this great little scene of a 1928 Australian dirt track race. No idea who the riders are, suffice to say they would have been hard as nails. GH started his career penning catalogue illustrations for a cyclecar manufacturer in the mid '20s but quickly became seduced by the glamour and romance of motor racing. I had no idea he had done any bike stuff - wouldn't mind some of his work on the office wall. MORE ART !

5 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

Proper action painting. Love it.

Toby Savage said...

Tempted to run off a 6x4 on my new HP printer.

Affer said...

What a terrific painting! Also interesting for how little dirt track racing has changed, bike-wise: just a switch from trailing knee to a more upright leg.

Jon Dudley said...

Great stuff. Love Geo Ham not least because he owned a car like mine in the 30's. Check out (sorry it's a bit long but you can copy and paste) for a few more of his great bike pics...

http://theinvisibleagent.wordpress.com/
2009/02/07/vintage-motorcycle-racing-illustrations-by-french-poster-artist-
geo-ham/

Diplomat said...

top link Jon - thanks