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Artist - L Blanch

L Blanch (also known by the name Lesley Stewart Blanch), born 1904 in Chiswick, London, died 2007. Designed posters for London Transport 1933

  • Educated; Slade School of Fine Art;

L Blanch was also known by the name Lesley Blanch.


Lesley Blanch trained as an artist. As well as painting and book illustration, she went on to be an author and film critic. Extensive travels to Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East fuelled her fascination with Islam and greatly inspired her work. Her writing includes 'The Wilder Shores of Love' (1954), 'The Sabres of Paradise (1960) and 'Journey into the Mind's Eye' (1968), her autobiography. Between 1937 and 1944 Blanch was the Features Editor for Vogue. She also designed book covers for T.S. Elliot at Faber. After living in Bulgaria and California, she spent the last years of her life in the south of France.

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