Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
26" x 17" (660mm x 425mm)Date:
1965This is the unique original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
A beautifully painted board for a double page spread of Finding Out magazine. This is a fascinating board as it showcases Embleton's different styles.
The main panel is an action packed depiction of The Battle of El Alamein, fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War Two. The Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Auchinleck, and Rommel. The Allied victory at El Alamein lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.
The inset portrait of Monty is simple yet plainly accurate, and the third grey wash and pen panel is more subtle than Embleton's usual work for Finding Out magazine.