David Lewin was born in London in 1932. Moving with the family to Sydney when he was a child. His hobby as he got older was motor sport and he went rallying. He was a founder member of the North Shore Sporting Car Club, now said to be the most prestigious in Australia and became great friends with David McKay, Australia’s first professional racing driver.
On alternate weekends he flew to Europe to cover the Grand Prix for Modern Motor Magazine, owned by Australian Consolidated Press who had offices in Fleet Street. In the 1950s monochrome photographs were required for publication but, as colour had just come in, he took colour transparencies for future interest. David left photography as a profession in the mid-1960's to pursue a career in dentistry.
The collection of photographs you see here cover the period 1957 to 1961. Other than the photographs published in the press at the time, none of this photographic archive has ever been seen before.
Historic Car Art has been operating from it's rural Derbyshire base since 2004. A business built over time from a passion for cars, their history and the racing exploits of drivers and manufacturers combined with a great interest in how this has all been depicted over the years in both artwork and promotional advertising.
The founder of the company believes very strongly in bringing high quality products and a first class personal service to its clients. This approach means that Historic Car Art is now a leader in the acquisition and supply of original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.
Alongside this Historic Car Art publishes the highest quality fine art prints by leading automotive artists. Using only the best materials each print is produced in small limited edition runs and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Counting Gordon Crosby and Terence Cuneo amongst your biggest influences is always going to stand you in good stead as motoring artist as long as you have the skill to carry it off… luckily Paul Dove has it in abundance. Although Dove studied art at college in his late teens he confesses that much of his technique is self taught. Buoyed by the confidence ...