Arthur (Ted) Powell | Biggest Advertising | The Art Hunter | Ep 56 | Now LIVE

In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to Arthur (Ted) Powell about his advertising days and his current art.

Arthur Edward (Ted) Powell is a British-born advertising art director, landscape/cityscape artist, and printmaker living in Melbourne Australia. In 1999, he conceived and directed Ford Global Anthem, the Ford Motor Company’s first global television advertising campaign. At the beginning of the 21st century, the commercial was believed to be the world’s biggest advertisement.

Powell studied Fine Art and Advertising Design at Ealing Art College in West London from 1963 to 1968. He was a student in Roy Ascott’s experimental ‘Groundcourse’, a method as influential as it was unorthodox in its approach to teaching art. The radical curricula and behaviourist experiments at Ealing between 1961 and 1964 made it one of the most controversial art courses in the history of British art education.

While Powell was a student at Ealing, he worked part-time as a cel painter on the 90-minute Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine (1968), designed by Heinz Edelmann and directed by George Dunning. He was one of a team of mostly young, unsung artists [who] toiled away in rinky-dink offices in Soho Square, London, for nearly a year working long …. shifts in the ink and paint department. He mostly painted cells for Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Nowhere Man sequences.
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David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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