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Artist - Clifford Ellis

Clifford Ellis (also known by the name Clifford Wilson Ellis), born 1907 in Bognor, Sussex, died 1985. Designed posters for London Transport 1933-1937

  • Educated; St Martin's School of Art;
  • Educated; Regent Street Polytechnic;
  • Educated; London University;


Clifford Ellis was a graphic artist and illustrator. Much of his work was done in collaboration with his wife Rosemary Ellis. They married in 1931. Together they designed posters for Shell, The Empire Marketing Board and the General Post Office, as well as London Transport. Between 1945 and 1982 they also designed nearly 100 book jackets for the New Naturalist Series, published by Collins. From the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s they worked for Bath Academy of Art, which was established for the education of art teachers. Clifford Ellis was the Principal of Corsham Court, a historic house in Wiltshire with a significant art collection, from 1946 to 1972.

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