R.H.Talmadge

Talmadge joined the RAF in 1940, having previously studied package design under Milner Gray, and 'was in control of the packaging of a firm of canners and packers of food products for the Home and Export Markets'. The RAF gave him the 'opportunity to study various types of aircraft and their appearance on the ground and in the air'. His images tended to depict aerial combat, and he 'has infused a dramatic sense' into his…

P.A. Staynes

Staynes designed posters for Canadian Pacific in the 1930s. Described as 'ingenious workmanship', Staynes designed large scaled painted panel art for the first class public rooms of the Kenya and Uganda ships in 1952 for the British India Steam Naviagtion Company, depicting 'the beasts of the forest in their natural surroundings, with a background showing the famous Murchison Falls in Uganda. Information taken from: CPR Heritage, 'Canadian Pacific to Japan & China', http://www.cprheritage.com/photo_graphics/graphics/world/pages/a6031.htm, accessed October…

Walter E. Spradbery (b.1889; d.1969)

Walter Spradbery was born in East Dulwich, London on March 28 1889. He studied at Walthamstow Art School, and then worked as an art teacher. He also worked as an art teacher, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, a linocut artist, and a poster designer, mainly for London Transport. Spradbery was a lifelong pacifist, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War, whilst an official war artist, and was awarded the Distinguished…
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