Little is known about JH Lynch, the artist whose exotic prints such as 'Tina' and 'Nymph' were sold in their thousands during the sixties. Joseph Henry Lynch was born on 28 October 1911 and died in 1989 at the age of 78 (having destroyed many of his original paintings). His prints were extremely popular during the 60s and 70s, and were sold in Boots and Woolworth's here in the UK where they soon became a household staple (my dad remembers his Nan having the prints in her home).
Tina was the first to go on sale in 1963 and is probably the most recognisable of all of JH Lynch's prints (fun fact: Tina graced the cover of Edwyn Collin's 1994 hit single "A Girl Like You").
No retro home would be complete without a JH Lynch picture on the wall. They are becoming harder to find now, but a quick search on ebay will usually bring up a few results and they can often be found at vintage fairs (although not always in great condition).
As you may have seen from some of my outfit posts, I have the Autumn Leaves print which bears a remarkable resemblance to Jean Shrimpton. My absolute favourite Lynch print is that of the Nymph. Sadly I've yet to find one in great condition so if anyone has one for sale or knows where I can get one do let me know!
Update - Since this post was written I have been lucky enough to find my own copy of the Nymph and Tina.