George Worsley Adamson

Illustrator and humorist


Book Illustration


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Copyright: the Battle



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Official War Artist

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Reproduction Rights
Most of George Adamson’s work is in copyright. The only exception is the group of pictures done as an Official War Artist and sold to the British Government. These images, originally in Crown Copyright, are now in the public domain. Their reproduction is allowed provided the holding institution is informed beforehand and the appropriate acknowledgement line given. Adamson’s War Artist pictures are listed on the Work in Public Collections page.

Copyright for some of Adamson’s work lies with its publisher but mostly the copyright belongs to the artist. No work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the George Adamson Archive or the original publisher, according to ownership of the copyright.

Apply to the George Adamson Archive for details of copyright and of clearance fees where applicable.

Adamson at the Bridgeman Art Library
A small but growing quantity of images by Adamson is currently available for reproduction through the Bridgeman Art Library.

For the list of Adamson’s images at Bridgeman click here.

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