Christmas Cards By Artists

The British Tate Museum not only houses historical relics but contains an interesting collection of Christmas cards from some well known artists. Take a look at a few-

Clockwise from top left: a feline Mandonna by John Craxton, 1960; Gilbert Spencer‘s 1948 shop window; an Elizabeth Frink knight, 1957; Ben Nicholson cups, 1955; Cat letters by Julian Trevelyan.

Clockwise from top left: Gertrude Hermes woodcut, 1938;  unknown artist in album of Joan Warburton; Gary Hume‘s ‘Fuzzy Snowman,’ 2000;  1951 design by Sydney ArrobusJohn Piper chapel, 1938; Elisabeth and Celcil Collins collaboration, 1950’s.

(Photos by Jeremy Coleman for World of Interiors)

Updated 11/2014- A page from Elle Decor showing cards by artists (clockwise from top left) Elsa Schmid, Nickolas Muray, Henry Pearson, Philip Guston, Kay Sage, Robert Smithson, Alexander Calder and Saul Steinberg.


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4 thoughts on “Christmas Cards By Artists

  1. Mark did a Haley’s Comet woodcut one year and an angel drawing another year. I’m thinking we should turn the photos of our ornaments into cards next year. Or a snowy view of our garden. Just have to figure out an economical way to do it. I love the garden tool tree card!

    1. Linda- In the past I designed my own cards but this year I opted out. I think your idea of planning now for next Christmas is a good one. :)

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