The artwork and legacy of Walter Jardine.
The production of this website in 2020 marked the 50th year since Walter Jardine's death in 1970 in order to record examples of his art, his legacy and the professional recognition afforded him in his field, both nationally and internationally. The family estate is fortunate to retain a number of original artworks, both published and unpublished, and additional images will be added going forward.
Appreciation is extended to Brenda Northfield and the James Northfield Trust, who generously shared their own journey and initially inspired this website to action, and to all those who assisted with information, their time and expertise.
The National Library of Australia:
...'Stamina (Clothing) advertised extensively to men and boys in the 1950s, and Walter Jardine, one of Australia’s great commercial artists, did much of its artwork, including posters, newspaper advertisements, books and collectors’ card series, notably Men of Stamina, a pantheon of ‘great men’ from Socrates to Alfred Nobel and beyond. Stamina offers ample source material for a study of ideals of masculinity and human achievement in 1950s advertising'... Author: Dr Susannah Helman Curator Manager Exhibitions Branch -The National Library of Australia
Australian War Memorial: www.awm.gov.au
Royal Agricultural Society Australia: www.rasnsw.com.au/heritage/virtual-museum
Australian Beer Posters: www.australianbeerposters.com.au
For a wonderful 'coffee table' book and an amazing collection of Australian beer posters and history, including works by Walter Jardine for Tooheys and Tooths:
Australian National Maritime Museum:
"Walter Jardine is considered by many to have been the most talented Australian commercial artist of the mid 20th century".... From an article by the Australian National Maritime Museum (2018):
Dictionary of Sydney: (archived 2021)
"Walter Jardine: Commercial artist and advertising agent who achieved widespread recognition in Australia and New York as a master of line and brush work". www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/advertising -"The booming 20's"
All copyright enquiries to the Walter Jardine Estate @ firstname.lastname@example.org