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Fred Fowle ‘The Master’ Fairground Artist

‘Futuristic Fred’ (1914 to 1983) – Classic Fairground Artist

Fairground Decoration to R. Edwards Dodg'ems by Fred Fowle
Decorations to Edwards’ Dodg’ems by Fred Fowle

Fred Fowle was a classic fairground artist who decorated many of the leading showfolks’ tackle.  He upheld the tradition of classic fairground art.  His incredible 3D images seemed to somehow mimic the actual motion of individual amusement riding machines.  He was in a class of his own, especially with ‘marbling’ and ‘diminishing dropshade (with deep perspective)’ techniques, often using partridge feathers instead of brushes to achieve unbelievable results with paint.

Fred Fowles' Decoration to Edwards' Dodg'em Track
Fred Fowles’ Decoration to Edwards’ Dodg’em Track

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