|People by Barnett Freedman|
"Barnett Freeman was born in the East End of London in 1901 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. Following a childhood marred by ill-health he worked as a draughtsman to a monumental mason before entering the Royal College of Art where he met Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. After marrying a fellow student, Claudia Guercio, he attempted to make a living in fine art but turned to commercial work and part-time teaching in order to survive. From 1930, his work was in constant demand through his complete mastery of autolithography, pouring out a steady stream of bookjackets, prints and posters for such organisations as London Transport, Shell-Mex and the Post Office, and becoming widely known through his design for the King George the Fifth Jubilee stamps." (Towner)
Towner Gallery, Sat 21st Sep, 17:30.
Tickets £6, £5 concessions, £4 Towner members, available in person from the Gallery. It's strongly advised to book in advance!