John Hassall, 1868-1948
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Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/4921
Born in Deal, Kent, John Hassall was educated in Devon and Heidelberg, Germany, followed by a stint of farming in Canada when he began contributing to The Graphic. Between 1891 and 1894 he studied in Antwerp, Belgium, then went to the Academie Julian in Paris.
Back in England, he started illustrating children's books in the 1890s and became a successful advertising artist, cartoonist and poster designer, with `Skegness Is So Bracing' (1908) for the Great Northern Railway, one of his classics.
An early member and later President of the London Sketch Club, he founded the New Art School (later the Hassall School of Art), which he ran for twenty years. (Green 1990)
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- Newton Abbot College
- Neuenheim College, Heidelberg
- Acadamie Julian, Paris
- Designed posters for the Underground Group : 1908-1913