Many of you MID Century Modern Art lovers are fully aware of the JH Lynch mass-produced artwork of exotic women from the 1960s. I own an “Autumn Leaves” by JH Lynch framed print that hangs in my living room. This image collage is a sampling of some of his work.
Top and across – “Autumn Leaves”, “Tina” and “The Woodland Goddess”
Bottom and across – “Nymph”, “Maria” and “Rose”
The JH Lynch artwork of these sultry women can be seen in the 1971 groovy movie “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick. Shown in this collage are screen shots of the movie where you can see “Nymph”, “Autumn Leaves” and “Tina”.
I love and adore my JH Lynch “Autumn Leaves” framed print that was mass produced in the 1960s by Turner Wall Accessories out of Chicago, IL, that hangs in my living room. Then recently while out picking, I scored a “mystery JH Lynch”, which I thought to be his “Tina”, but there are obvious issues after review – 1. This is NOT a print, but an original PAINTING on board, with a signature that I cannot read that does not appear to be JH Lynch and 2. “Tina” is reversed to the tree, which is on her right, not the left as in his known version of “Tina”. So I thought a PBN, I looked closely and no it’s not a paint-by-number, so maybe a fan artist knockoff? It’s certainly a vintage piece and created during that same era in the 1960s or maybe the 1970s. It’s a very well done painting, simply beautiful. So my mystery JH Lynch Style “Tina” is hanging out in the MOD Squad Picking office till I can find her MODvelous new home. Anyone with any suggestions or feedback on my “Tina” painting, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Henry Lynch (28 October 1911 – 16 January 1989) was a British artist, better known under his signature J.H. Lynch. His mass reproduced paintings of sultry women, especially Tina (1964) make him one of the protagonists of Mass Market Art. Nymph, Autumn Leaves and Woodland Goddess are some of his best known works, some of which are shown in the movie A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick and also on the cover of one of Edwyn Collins’ singles.