Artwork Description / Detail
War poster – entitled ‘Back Them Up!’ – were produced by the British Government during the Second World War. Posters such as this one were used to promote and maintain morale among the civilian population, especially in times of crisis such as during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
Ron Jobson was born in Brixton. He won a scholarship age 13 to the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and studied there for 3 years until the outbreak of war in 1939.
Jobson started work in Fleet Street with the studio entitled ‘War Artists and Illustrators‘, doing work for wartime magazines, Ministry of Information Propaganda and aircraft advertising. After the war he provided book illustrations for a wide range of subjects, including science fiction, as well as illustrations for Matchbox toys, Airfix models and general advertising.