David Klein (1918-2005)
25 x 40" (63 x 101cm)
Slight wear in border, please see images
This original vintage travel advertising poster - India Fly TWA - was created in the early 1950’s by the American artist David Klein (1918-2005). This beautiful poster shows an elephant decorated with precious gems in front of an Indian wall relief. Elephants were closely associated with royalty in India, often adorned with expensive fabrics and carrying a howdah for the ruler to sit in during processions.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was formed in the early part of the twentieth century and came under the control of Howard Hughes from 1939-1961. Hughes was responsible for expanding the company and introduced the Lockheed Constellation, or ‘Connie’, as shown in this elegant poster.