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Victoria (also known by the name Victoria Davidson), born in Munich, Bavaria. Designed posters for London Transport 1959-1963

  • Educated; Lette-Haus school, Berlin; 1930-1933


Victoria Davidson was a prolific and accomplished illustrator, cartoonist and poster designer. She began her career in fashioner illustration, which she had studied in Berlin. Before moving to London in 1935, she worked as a magazine layout artist and a freelance cartoonist. Her work regularly appeared in Lilliput, she illustrated books and readers' letters for Picture Post and contributed to the Radio Times, Sunday Mirror and Daily Sketch. She worked on advertising campaigns for Nestle, Kellogg's, Persil, the Post Office and Guinness. By the 1960s she saw herself predominantly as a poster artist. Her innovative designs often employed embroidery and textiles. Davidson was a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists.

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