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Artist - F Ernest Jackson

F Ernest Jackson (also known by the name Francis Ernest Jackson), born 1872 in Yorkshire, died 1945. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1913-1925

  • Educated; Yorkshire College;
  • Educated; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris;
  • Educated; Académie Julien, Paris;

F Ernest Jackson was also known by the name Ernest Jackson.


Ernest Jackson was apprenticed to a firm of lithographers in Leeds and attended life classes at the Yorkshire College. He then studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and Academe Julian in Paris. He is known as a printer, painter and war artist. From 1902 he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. His teaching was instrumental to the development of lithography in Britain. Jackson was a keen lithographer and in 1913 suggested to Frank Pick that the Senefelder Club should produce a series of lithographic poster for the Underground. During the First World War he was in charge of the "Work and Ideals" posters for the Ministry of Propaganda. In 1921 he became Professor of drawing at the Royal Academy Schools under Charles Sims.

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