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Artist - Barnett Freedman

Barnett Freedman, born 1901 in Stepney, London, died 1958. Designed posters for London Transport 1935-1956

  • Educated; St Martin's School of Art; 1916-1922
  • Educated; Royal College of Art; 1922-1925


Barnett Freedman originally worked as a signwriter and a stonemason's and architect's assistant while attending evening classes at St Martin's School of Art. Later he studied painting at the Royal College of Art. A pioneer in the revival of colour lithography, he illustrated numerous literary works as well as designing publicity for Shell, the BBC and the General Post Office and Ealing Films. In 1935, his work was included in the British Art in Industry exhibition at the Royal Academy; the same year his design was selected for the George V Jubilee postage stamp. He was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1949.

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