Cecil Vieweg 
The Passing Bells "The Passing Bells" Readers Digest 1979 Cecil graduated from the Johannesburg Art School with the highest honours, receiving the gold medal and was immediately hired by the Central Companies Advertising, J. Walter Thompson Advertising and Zyl Associates and Schulty, to serve as Artistic Director. He was also hired by other large companies such as Peugeot, Chrysler, Rank Xerox, SA Railways, Alitalia, South African Breweries (Castle laer), Nederburg Wine Estate, Diary Board, Loveable Undergarments.

His genuine and passionate interest in photographic images also made him lean towards graphic design and so to carry out a career as an illustrator at international level he needed to be somewhere like London, New York or Los Angeles. He left Cape Town for London with his wife Nola and their children Reinout and Sonia, 4 and 2 years old, arrived in 1969 and settled in Richmond where he is still living and working.

Cecil joined Artist Partners in a studio in the centre of Soho which was the "Mecca" of most of the illustrators in Europe. His reputation and the recognition of his works were growing through a huge amount of work for publishers and advertising agencies concentrating on sports championships or major world events of the moment, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, posters for the BBC, Sunday Independent and movies.

His works for the Readers Digest, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, for magazines or books can be numbered in the hundreds. There was also work for the "Race Against Time", which were then produced as limited editions art. Magazines were major customers for Cecil, making several series for Woman's Own, Woman's Realm, and The Journal. Another area in which he was also very active was portraits, counting among them those of the main heads crowns of Europe, the Royal Mint, a poster of Princess Anne on her horse Doublet when she won the European Championship painted for Sun Publications and many posters for films such as Play It Again, The Eagle Has Landed, The Molly McGuires and O Lucky Man!

In the 70s and 80s Cecil had a highly successful career as an illustrator, and found work performing all styles and techniques for all kinds of events and personalities but due to health problems, ended his career as an illustrator in the 90s.  
      
  
Some examples of Cecil's covers for PAN from 1973 to 1991
   
Daughter of Silence
PAN 0330 102532 from 1973
 
East Of Eden
PAN 0330 300016 from 1979
  
Horns Of The Moon
Cecil with the original artwork for "Horns of the Moon"
  
Horns Of The Moon
PAN 0330 262548 from 1981
  
Cec with Thompson originals
Cecil with the original artwork for "Lottie Trago" and "Polrudden"
  
Lottie Trago
Original artwork for "Lottie Trago"
     
Lottie Trago
PAN 0330 315390 from 1991
    
Polrudden
Original artwork for "Polrudden"
    
Polrudden
PAN 0330 296949 from 1987
  
Cry Once Alone
Original artwork for "Cry Once Alone"
  
       
Cry Once Alone
PAN 0330 291157 from 1986
   
Dream Traders
Original artwork for "The Dream Traders"
    
Dream Traders
PAN 0330 268589 from 1983
   
The Music Makers
Original artwork for "The Music Makers"  
      
The Music Makers
PAN 0330 262769 from 1982
   
The Restless Sea
Original artwork for "The Restless Sea"
    
The Restless Sea
PAN 0330 285432 from 1985
   
Some more non PAN examples of Cecil's work
  
    All The Day Long
Fontana 0006 147720 from 1977
    
The Strange One
Sphere
0722 117264 from 1978
    
Play Iy Aagin Sam
Film poster from 1976 Film poster from 1972
    
The Molly Maguires Wild Geese
Film poster from 1970 Film poster concept for "The Wild Geese" from 1978
       
Extreme Prejusdice Extreme Prejusdice
Film poster from 19
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Elephant Bill 
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1978
     
The Passing Bells 
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1979
 
Excellency 
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1977
     
The Lantern Network 
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1978
    
TV Times 
TV Times Christmas Special 1983