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Mary M Kessell, 1914-1977
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/4939
Fullname : Mary M Kessell
Biography : Mary Kessell was born in London, and studied at Clapham School of Art from 1935-37 and at the Central School of Arts And Crafts, London from 1937-9. In 1945 as an official war artist, she worked in Germany, visiting Belsen and Berlin. She lectured in drawing at the London School of Printing from 1957. In 1952 she designed a poster for Shell. She designed murals for the Old Westminster Hospital and Imperial Chemical House, Millbank. She was a designer and book illustrator, and was married to the poster designer, Tom Eckersley. Her work is now held by the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Gallery.
Date of birth : 1914
Date of death : 1977
Role : Artist
Education :
  • Clapham School of Art : 1935-1937
  • Central School of Arts And Crafts : 1937-1939
Employment :
  • Designed posters for London Transport : 1964
Record completeness :
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