Person    | Male  Born 29/7/1914  Died 27/8/1996

Abram Games

Categories: Art

Designer. Born Abraham Gamse in Whitechapel. In WW2 he was approached by the War Office to produce a recruitment poster, and became an official war artist, designing many more posters. After the war, he freelanced for a number of companies, designing postage stamps, jackets for Penguin Books and probably, most memorably, the emblem for the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Games was a skilled and witty graphic artist whose name crops up all through this period. Basically he drew the '50s for us.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Abram Games

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Abram Games

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Society of British Artists

Society of British Artists

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Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious

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Charles Keene

Charles Keene

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1 memorial
Sutton twin towns mural

Sutton twin towns mural

Created by Gary Drostle and Rob Turner to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sutton's twinning with Wilmersdorf, Berlin. It comprises seven panels showing scenes of Sutton and its four European tw...

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Frederick Richard Pickersgill

Frederick Richard Pickersgill

History painter.  Born London (probably 6 Northampton Street).   From about 1888 he lived at The Towers, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, where he died.

Person, Art

1 memorial