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Artist - Robert Sargent Austin

Robert Sargent Austin, born 1895 in Leicester, died 1973. Designed posters and press advertisments for the Underground Group and London Transport 1928-1943

  • Educated; Leicester School of Art;
  • Educated; Royal College of Art; 1914-1916
  • Educated; Royal College of Art; 1919-1922
  • Educated; British School in Rome; Circa 1923


RS Austin became apprenticed as a printer and lithographer in 1911, and later received a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he studied engraving under Frank Short. He taught engraving at the Royal College of Art 1927-44 and was Professor of Graphic Design 1948-55. A successful etcher and engraver, he also produced pencil illustrations for several travel books with his wife, Ada Harrison. Examples of his work are in the Tate Gallery.

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