Victor Reinganum

About The Artist

Victor was an illustrator and painter, who, throughout his long career, worked on many issues of the Radio Times and illustrated numerous books. Gravitating between abstraction and surrealism, Reiganum’s paintings communicate a sense of satire and irony through eccentric fusions of architectural and animal forms. Deep undertones of dark metaphors can be deciphered from the behaviour of the paintings’ menacing inhabitants.

Victor was born in London 1907. He was educated at the Heatherley School of Fine Art. From 1924, his studies continued at the Academie Julian in Paris, where Leger accepted him as one of his six private students. After returning to London in 1926, one of the offices he visited with his portfolio of drawings was that of the Radio Times. T the art editor bought a drawing on the spot and starting Reinganum on his freelance career as an illustrator.
In due course, he became responsible, together with Eric Fraser, for the visual style of the Radio Times during the period.

At Bond Street’s Marlborough Art Gallery exhibition, Art in Britain – 1930-1940 Reinganum’s paintings hung alongside such names as Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Tristram Hillier, Piet Mondrian and Henry Moore. During the same decade, he lectured at Croydon College of Art in the Department of Graphic Design and Printing. In 1984, the Tate Gallery bought one of Reinganum’s works, `Diagram’, made in 1939

Victor 016 (1)

 Original Radio Times Illustration
  Pen and Ink
Framed
210mm x 160mm
POA

who knows 58 tn

Original Radio Times Illustration (Song For Europe) 
Pen and Ink
Framed
195mm x 230mm
POA

Snake Charmer

Flask, Snake and Shield
Oil on Board
210mm x 240mm
POA

Knowledge 1967 (1)

 Original Radio Times Illustration (Education Supplement)
Pen and Ink
Framed
220mm x 300mm
POA

avant garde 1965

 Original Radio Times Illustration (Avant Garde 1965)
  Pen and Ink
Framed
210mm x 260mm
POA

statues 1955

Statues (1955)
Oil on Board
Framed 520mm x 570mm
POA

as we were 1962 (2)

 Original Radio Times Illustration (As We Were 1962)
Pen and Ink
Framed
250mm x 235mm
POA

victor 007

 Original Radio Times Illustration 1960
Pen and Ink
Framed
275mm x 275mm
POA

erections 1973

 Erections (1973)
Oil on Board
Framed
450mm x 360mm
POA

Victor 018

 Original Radio Times Illustration (TV Drama)
Pen and Ink
230mm x 165mm
POA

homemaker competition

Title: Original Radio Times Illustration (Homemaker Competition)
Medium is: Pen and Ink
Size Framed: 230mm x 155mm
Price: POA

diagram 1988

 Diagram (1988)
Oil on Board
Framed
520mm x 675mm
POA

art and architecture

Original Radio Times Illustration (Art & Architecture)
Pen and Ink
Framed
200mm x 155mm
POA

round and about 1967

Original Radio Times Illustration (Round & About 1967)
Pen and Ink
Framed
200mm x 175mm
POA

falling figure 1969

 Falling Figure (1969)
Oil on Board
Framed
670mm x 550mm
SOLD

portrait 1975

 Original Radio Times Illustration (Portrait 1975)
Casein Ink and Crayon
Framed
295mm x 255mm
POA

tv drama 1957

Original Radio Times Illustration (TV Drama 1957)
Pen and Ink
Framed
235mm x 190mm
POA

blastoff

Blastoff (1965)
Oil on Board
800mm x 595mm
SOLD

radio times illustration (alpine)

 Original Radio Times Illustration 1960
Pen and Ink
Framed
250mm x 170mm
POA

round and about willingly to school (1)

 Original Radio Times Illustration (Round & About Willingly to School)
Pen and Ink
Framed
200mm x 175mm
SOLD

monument 1974 tn

 Monument (1974)
Oil on Board
Framed
435mm x 550mm
SOLD