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Walter E Spradbery, 1889-1969
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5125
Fullname : Walter E Spradbery
Biography : Walter Spradbery was born in East Dulwich, London. He studied at Walthamstow Art School, then worked as an art teacher. He regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy, and worked as a watercolourist, linocut artist and poster designer. His poster designs were produced mainly for London Transport, but he also designed some posters for British Rail and the LNER. A lifelong pacifist, he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War, and was also an official war artist. A memorial exhibition was held at the William Morris Gallery, London in 1970. (Riddell 1994)
Date of birth : 1889
Place of birth : East Dulwich, London
Date of death : 1969
Role : Artist
Education :
  • Walthamstow Art School
Employment :
  • Designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport : 1912-1944
Record completeness :
Record 57% complete

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