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Artist - Adrian Allinson

Adrian Allinson, born 1890, died 1959. Designed posters for London Transport 1934-1940

  • Educated; The Slade School of Fine Art; 1910-12
  • Educated; Munich; Circa 1913
  • Educated; Paris; Circa 1913

Adrian Allinson was also known by the name Adrian Paul Allinson.


The son of a successful miller and exponent of alternative medicine, Adrian Allinson was afforded the opportunity to travel and develop his enthusiasm for painting. He went on to study along side Christopher Nevinson and Stanley Spencer under Professor Tonks. Allison was a pacifist. During the First World War, he drew caricatures for the Daily Express, designed stage sets and produced paintings including ‘The Cafe Royal’, described as one of the finest executed during the war. He later travelled to paint in Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Mallorca. His work was commissioned for posters by the Empire Marketing Board, London Transport and the main line railways.

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