The Tube Train

Cyril E. Power British

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Inspired by the modernity of London’s subway system, popularly known as the Tube, Power featured it in many of his signature linocuts. The disengaged passengers on this crowded subway—a scene familiar to many urban dwellers—prefer to read their newspapers rather than interact with one another. Alienation, a by-product of modern life, is a theme often present in Power’s images of the London Underground. Together with Sybil Andrews, he designed posters for the London Passengers Transport Board from 1929 to 1937, promoting the use of the system under the pseudonym "Andrew-Power."

The Tube Train, Cyril E. Power (British, London 1872–1951 London), Linoleum cut on Japanese paper

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