Artist - Len Deighton
Len Deighton (also known by the name Leonard Cyril Deighton), born 1929 in Marylebone, London. Designed poster for London Transport 1957
- Educated; St Martin's School of Art; 1949-1952
- Educated; Royal College of Art; 1952-1955
Len Deighton is best known as an author. However, he started his professional life as an illustrator. After studying in London and receiving his first paid commissions, he went to work in New York. On his return, he became art director for a London advertising agency. He worked on a variety of publicity material, contributed drawings to magazines and designed book jackets. His writing career began when he moved to the Dordogne, where he started work on his first book, The Ipcress File (1962). He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of military history and cookery books. He also drew a weekly illustrated cooking guide in The Observer.