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Artist - Bernard Sleigh

Bernard Sleigh (also known by the name Bernard Barnay Sleigh), born 1872 in Birmingham, died 1954. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1924

  • Educated; Birmingham School of Art;


Bernard Sleigh was a painter, specialising in oils and watercolour. He also designed murals and works in stained glass. He attended evening classes in commercial wood engraving at Birmingham School of Art, where he went on to teach. Wood engraving had traditionally been associated with the reproduction of painted images. Sleigh was instrumental in developing the medium's unique potential for artistic expression. Sleigh worked for The Quest magazine and Essex House Press. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and RBSA, of which he was a member. Examples of his work are held by Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.

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