Edmund Blampied | First Editions
1886 - 1966Edmund Blampied (30 March 1886 – 26 August 1966) was one of the most eminent artists to merge from the Channel Islands.
Fascinatingly, he he received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old. The first recorded Blampied illustration was for a piece of sheet music entitled Glamour Valse, published by Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew. The young artist quickly received commissions from Pearson’s Magazine, The Sketch, The Sphere, The Ladies Field, The Queen and The Graphic; in these first appearances, the illustrations are signed "Blam".
Now, Blampied is noted mostly for his etchings and drypoints, which were published at the height of the print boom in the 1920s. Nonetheless, his rich catalogue of artwork includes lithographers, caricatures, cartoons, book illustrations, as well as oils,watercolours, silhouettes and bronze.