Tom Purvis (b.1888; d.1957/9)

Tom Purvis was born in June 12 1888, the son of a sailor turned marine painter (marine artist TG Purvis (1861-1933)). Purvis studied at Camberwell School of Art, and with Sickert and Degas. He then spent six years working as a designer for the advertising agency, Mather and Crowther, before establishing a freelance practice, whilst studying lithography at the Avenue Press. In 1907 he designed his first independent posters, for Dewar's Whisky. Other major commissions…