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Artist - John Burningham

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John Burningham (also known by the name John Macintosh Burningham), born 1936 in Farnham, Surrey. Designed posters for London Transport 1961-1965

  • Educated; Central School of Arts and Crafts; 1956-1959


John Burningham is one of England's most distinguished illustrators. After leaving school he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, where he undertook a variety of work. He returned to England to study for a National Diploma in Design before spending a year in Israel working on an animated puppet film. The following year he settled in England, establishing his career as an illustrator. He designed a number of posters for London Transport and contributed cartoons to the Radio Times. In 1963 he won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his first of many picture books.

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