Artist - Clare Leighton
Collection of London Transport Museum
Clare Leighton (also known by the name Clare Veronica Hope Leighton), born 1899, died 1989. Designed posters for London Transport 1938
- Educated; Brighton School of Art; Circa 1919
- Educated; The Slade School of Fine Art; 1920-1922
Clare Leighton was also known by the name C Leighton.
Clare Leighton studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art. At the Central School of Arts and Crafts, under Noel Rooke, she learnt wood engraving, the medium for which she became best known. Leighton illustrated numerous books in the late 1920s and 1930s, specialising in images of rural life and work. She also produced designs for Wedgwood ceramics. In 1939 she went to live and work in America, where she became a Vice-President of the Society of American Graphic Art. Among her works there were 33 stained glass windows for the cathedral in Massachusetts. In 1992 the Ashmolean Museum held a major exhibition of her work.