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…

Alfred Sindall

The following books are all part of the "Air Adventure Series" by A. & C. Black, Ltd., issued in Britain in the 1930s: Jack Heming - The Desert Air Raider; Jack Heming - The Air Dope Hunters; Jack Heming - The Air Spies; John Grant - The Lion of the Frontier; M.E. Miles - Sea-Plane Base; Dorothy Carter - Flying Dawn. Each book contained four black and white plates by Alfred Sindall, 'a very familiar…

Ellis Silas (b.1883; d.1972)

Silas began his artistic career in his fathers studio initially designing furnishing fabrics and interior décor. He trained in the studio of Walter Sickert. With a main interest in marine art, he painted English coastal towns before sailing for Australia in 1907. After a brief period in Australia, he returned to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force at the outbreak of war in 1914. He fought at Anzio and was later commissioned as an official…