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Artists etc.

A few pages about some of the cover artistsĀ used by PAN

With Sam ‘PEFF’ Peffer

With Neville Dear

and coming up shortly

Brian Sanders

John Raynes

and if anyone knows where I can find any other artists especially Glenn Steward and Pat Owen I would love to hear from you.

  • Nik Henville says:

    My father (Peter Allingham Henville) did a number of covers, Agatha Chrisie’s amongst them, during the sixties/seventies. His “agent” (Bowen Davies?) always insisted they needed to be “unatributed”, which always seemed strange. I do recall the artwork was almost photographicaly detailed close-ups – and I recall a “mantra” which went “No blood, no guns and NO purple…..”

    July 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    • tikitnet says:

      I’m sorry to say I’ve not heard of your father but I know of Tony Bowen-Davies, who was not only employed by Pan’s Art Department, but was also the art agent who provided Pan with virtually all their cover artists from the early 50s onwards, ie. Artists Limited,

      PAN did have a strange regime when it came to attributing artists to covers where some allowed to feature prominently such as W F Phillipps, S R Boldero and Sam PEFF Peffer but I’ve never worked out why but John Raynes gets named as the atist inside books featuring his work? Others sneaked their names in the middle of the cover but most were told to sign as close to the edge as possible so when PAN trimmed the covers the names got chopped off! I was told this by a PAN cover artist. I also have scan of over 500 original artworks and many show signatures that don’t appear on the finished work, some mysteriously disappearing. Interestingly I found a couple where the front and back feature the same image and where you can see a signature on the back!

      Does anyone know any attributable titles and editions as most of the PAN Christies I have from the 60 can be identified. What about the 70’s?

      July 10, 2012 at 7:40 am
      • Terry Gilbert says:

        Artist who illustrated many paperback covers.

        October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm
        • tikitnet says:

          Hi, Just searching around on Google but can’t find out if Terry did any covers for PAN? Cheers, Tim

          December 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    • pete says:

      hi
      i have a water colour of a 1947 Triumph hanging on my wall

      April 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm
      • tikitnet says:

        Hi Mr Giles, I’m always pleased to get comments on the site but I have to admit to being a bit puzzled by yours. I see you are into French cars and properties and can understand why you may have a painting of a car on your wall but it’s the link with PAN paperback books that eludes me. Is it by an artist who also did covers? Tim

        April 13, 2015 at 6:56 am
      • Spike Garrett says:

        Are you the Peter Henville I worked with in the 50s at Art In Marketing, Shoe Lane? If so, you bought me my first LP record when I left for National Service.

        June 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm
        • tikitnet says:

          Hi Spike, I think you’ve got the wrong blog, I don’t know a Peter Henville. Sorry. Tim

          July 14, 2015 at 2:46 pm
        • Paul Wright says:

          Hello Spike , I have just read your post regards to Peter Henville. I have just purchased a painting by him and I’m trying to find out a little more about his other work and where he fits in . I understand he did a lot of commercial work but I can’t find much detail .

          Thanks

          Paul

          July 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • Derek Stowe says:

    Hello

    In my early twenties I worked for that lovely man – George Kamm.
    I produced some 20 covers at that time for him, including ‘A Kid for Two Farthings’ and ‘The Desperate Hours’. These were published as Book of the Film.
    I left Pan at the advent Of Tony Bowen-Davies and joined – I hope this isn’t a dirty word for you – Panther!
    My regards / Derek Stowe

    February 20, 2014 at 7:28 am
    • tikitnet says:

      Hi Derek, Many thanks for the comment and I’m always really pleased to hear from the artists themselves so I’ve sent you an email and I hope to be able to add more to the website shortly. Cheers, Tim

      February 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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