Mary M Kessell, 1914-1977
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/4939
Mary M Kessell
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.
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- Clapham School of Art : 1935-1937
- Central School of Arts And Crafts : 1937-1939
- Designed posters for London Transport : 1964