Tonight I’m sharing a particularly precious set of Fairyland Cherubs, painted by Fred Spurgin:
I have found very little information about Fred Spurgin, but here is a quick resume of what I have been able to uncover (please note that this information is unverified):
Frederick Spurgin (born Izydor SPUNGIN) was born in Latvia in 1882, and emigrated to England (lived in Brixton) with his family about 1895. His father, Solomon was a watch and jewelry repairer. Fred had 3 brothers and 1 sister. Fred and his brother Maurice trained as artists and designers.
Fred married Lily Rothman (daughter of Louis Rothman – the founder of the famous cigarette company), but sadly she died in a railway accident when still quite young. He lived in Hampstead, north London in 1925. Fred Spurgin died in 1968.
Fred was an illustrator and a prolific postcard artist. He wrote several children’s books including The Merry Pickles (1932) and Pat and Peggy in the Air (1933). This set of Fairyland Cherubs is painted in a style quite different from the style Fred became most famous for, humoristic and patriotic World War I postcards.
I love the particular style of this set, and hope to discover more Spurgin pieces like these: bright, colorful, adorable and totally magical 🙂
Find your high quality copies, free for your personal use and enjoyment in the download folder below 🙂
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I have used elements from the following source for these designs: