Dinkel (E. Michael) & Emmy Dinkel-Keat - Christmas cards and associated ephemera.

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Dinkel (E. Michael) & Emmy Dinkel-Keat. Christmas greetings cards in the form of triptychs, folding alphabets, etc many picturing The Grange, Bussage, or surrounding area. Various sizes, 13 pieces, 5 hand-coloured triptychs, 2 folding hand-cooured 'alphabets', various other signed ephemera, Bussage, Stroud, 1975 -1992.

Firstly, the work by Michael Dinkel: Attractively hand-coloured, all with fulsome inscriptions to 'Neil & Patricia'; the triptychs particularly have a strong early Edward Bawden feel to them; the 'alphabets' are not true alphabets - they read CHRISTMAS GREETINGS each letter is a pictorial initial - very pretty. He was outlived by his wife Emmy Dinkel-Keat, the bundle includes a few cards reproducing some of her work, but there are no original pieces. In very good to fine condition.

Ernest Michael Dinkel (1894-1983), was a painter, sculptor and designer. He attended the local technical college in Huddersfield, before moving to London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1925, he studied art and architecture in France and Italy on the Owen Jones Tavelling Scholarship. He taught at the RCA (1925-40), was Head of Stourbrridge School of Art (1940-47), and Head of the School of Design at Edinbugh College of Art (1947-1961).

Emmy Keet (1908-2003), born in The Hague, was awarded a scholarship to the RCA, where she was influenced by her tutor Robert Austin, as well as Edward Johnston as Eric Ravilious. After a visit to Hungary in 1934, she began to teach embroidery and design, and subsequently married Michael Dinkel in 1941. Dream Children, her collected work was published in 1991.

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