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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Angus McBride has passed away.         Reply with quote

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He passed away by a heartattack when working in the garden at a age of 76!

Sad!

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh no! That's a real shame. Sad He was the best illustrator for the Osprey Series bar none I think. Condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, really an irreplaceable talent. His style was such that it was easily recognizable. Shame he was only 76.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Always enjoyed the quality and clarity of his drawing/painting style that first attracted me to the Osprey books.

Very sad, and also condolences to his family.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's too bad. Like Jean, my first exposure to the Osprey Books series contained artwork by Angus. He will be sorely missed.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

He had a way of capturing the moment. His paintings were much the way I pictured it in my mind's eye. I too will miss his artistry.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

He was certaianly the best of Osprey's stable of illustrators and I shall very much miss his work. How many of you bought the collection of his work that Osprey puiblished a couple of years back?

One thing that always puzzled me was why he always made the legs on his subjects so bloody stout. Even the women that he painted had legs that would have done a football fullback proud!

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How sad. I was just looking at a Osprey he illustrated yesterday. I can only imagine many of us will grieve with the family that such a man has passed away so young.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The first Osprey book I encountered was "Byzantine Armies" back in 1985, what attracted me first was the McBride painting of Varangian guardsmen on the cover. He remains my favourite Osprey artist. He will be missed.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Oh no! That's a real shame. Sad He was the best illustrator for the Osprey Series bar none I think. Condolences to his family.


While McBride was good, Graham Turner is Osprey's best illustrator. Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Angus McBride has passed away.         Reply with quote

Martin Wallgren wrote:
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He passed away by a heartattack when working in the garden at a age of 76!

Sad!


Man I'm really sorry to hear that, I love his work, he really seemed to have an insight into other pepole in other times, particularly his Celtic stuff...

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kirk Lee Spencer wrote:
He had a way of capturing the moment. His paintings were much the way I pictured it in my mind's eye. I too will miss his artistry.

ks


Wow that is a great one, never saw it before. Anyone else have a favorite Angus McBride illustration they could post?

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EDIT: What book is that from I want to get it?

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is not my favorite, but I always thought it was neat because it looks a lot like an 18th century interpretation of a scythed chariot as it appears in a print in my collection.

From Tim Newark's Celtic Warriors:


18th Century print:

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Henri Chandler wrote:
Kirk Lee Spencer wrote:
He had a way of capturing the moment. His paintings were much the way I pictured it in my mind's eye. I too will miss his artistry.

ks


Wow that is a great one, never saw it before. Anyone else have a favorite Angus McBride illustration they could post?

J

EDIT: What book is that from I want to get it?

It was from the following:
Germanic Warrior AD 236-568 (Warrior) (Paperback), by Simon Macdowall (Author), Angus Mcbride (Illustrator)

It's available from Amazon for $14.00 + shipping at:
http://www.amazon.com/Germanic-Warrior-AD-236...amp;sr=1-1

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

BTW, here is the title of the Angus McBride collection to whicnh I referred in my earlier post:
Warriors & Warlords: The Art of Angus McBride, by Martin Windrow (Author), Angus Mcbride (Illustrator)

It is a sumptuous book highlighting the very best of Angus' work, but it is apparently out of print as Amazon has only a couple of used copies for sale.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Angus produced so many paintings for so many different series (he also painted for Montvert Books, Concord Books and many more) it would be hard to choose any one painting. And we might run into copyright problems as well.

One of my favorites is the painting on the cover of Men-at-arms "The Scythians":
http://books.google.com/books/osprey?id=ozA8d...er#PPP1,M1
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So sorry to hear this. What a talent, he will be missed.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am very sad to hear his news. Angus McBride was easily my favourite Osprey artist. I always found something very pleasing about his style. One of the first books I acquired when I was a kid was Tim Newark's Celtic Warlords which had a some gorgeous colour plates by Angus, which I spent ages admiring. So Angus' work will forever be part of my childhood memories. He will be missed. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not a bad way to go. Quick, and in an obviously loved place. Lucky man . . . . .
He was a very good illustrator, and obviously a fine scholar. He will be missed.

On thick legs in illustrations: Damn, but isn't that what people are supposed to look like????
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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm very saddened to learn of this. I also admired his art greatly. His work was one of the primary attractions of quite a number of the Osprey books for me as well.
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