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Artist - Alfred Leete

Alfred Leete, born 1882 in Thorpe Abchurch, Northampton, died 1933. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1915-1928


Alfred Leete was a well-known comic illustrator, whose work included cartoons, postcards, book illustrations and posters. He was prominent member of the London Sketch Club with John Hassall. His most famous poster, 'Your Country Needs You' (1914) first appeared on the cover of the weekly magazine "London Opinion" before being adapted for use as a recruitment poster. It is probably the best-known war poster of all time and has inspired many adaptations.

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