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Barnett Freedman (1901-1958), Artist

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Barnett Freedman was born in the East End of London, the child of Russian Jewish immigrant parents. He attended the Royal College of Art (1922). Freedman became a designer and illustrator, and was a pioneer in the revival of colour lithography and auto-lithography. in the 1930s he worked for Frank Pick at London Transport, and for Shell-Mex in the 30s. In 1936 he designed the Silver Jubilee stamp, and later became an Official War Artist. His illustrations included work for Faber and Faber, such as Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1931), The Folio Society, and the Baynard and Curwen Presses.

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by Barnett Freedman
pen and ink and wash, 1943
NPG 6622