Douglas Annand

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Douglas Shenton Annand (22 March 1903 - 14 December 1976) was an Australian graphic designer and artist.

Born at Toowoomba, Queensland, to Frederick Annand and Helen Alice Robinson, Annand studied commercial art at the Central Technical College in Brisbane. After working for several firms he began as a freelance artist and designer in 1931. He designed the ceiling of the Australian Pavilion for the 1937 Paris International Exhibition. After the war he was commissioned for many murals, winning the Sir John Sulman Prize in 1941, 1947 and 1951. He died at Wahroonga, Sydney. In 2000 Annand was inducted into the AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) Paperpoint Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  • S. Ure Smith (ed), Douglas Annand (Sydney, 1944)
  • J. Campbell, Australian Watercolour Painters, 1780-1980 (Adelaide, 1983)
  • Art and Australia, 15, no 1, 1977
  • Annand, Douglas Shenton Biography at the The Australian Dictionary of Biography.