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Artist - Pieter Irwin Brown

Pieter Irwin Brown, born 1903 in Rotterdam, Holland. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1928-1930

  • Educated; Royal Academy, Amsterdam; 1921-1923

Pieter Irwin Brown was also known by the name P Irwin Brown.


Pieter Irwin Brown grew up in Holland. He then travelled widely in Europe and Africa working as an artist. When he moved to London, he worked for Leigh Breton Studio and set up a design business with partner Rickman Ralph. He designed posters for the London Midland & Scottish Railway, Great Western Railway and London County Council Tramways. In the 1930s he travelled to Indonesia, Japan and China, where he produced Japanese style woodblock prints. He moved to America in 1940 and worked under the name Pieter van Oort. In 1946 he settled in New York.

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