Albert Angus Turbayne

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Albert Angus Turbayne
Born Albert Angus Turbayne
(1866-05-03)May 3, 1866
Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 29, 1940(1940-04-29) (aged 73–74)
Nationality American
Occupation book designer, illustrator
Known for book design

Albert Angus Turbayne (May 3, 1866 - April 29, 1940) was an American book designer and bookbinding artist.

An example of Turbayne's work

Turbayne was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] He worked in London for the London County Council School of Photoengraving and Lithography and also for Carlton Studio.[2] Whilst at Carlton, he worked closely with fellow North American émigrés William Tracy Wallace and Norman Mills Price. His principal artistic work was the design of books and bindings. He won a bronze medal (third place) for book binding design at the Exposition Universelle (1900) in Paris.

Turbayne married in London on two occasions. The first in 1906, to Christine Owens[3] and the second, to Millicent Tavener (b. 1884), in 1921.[4] Turbayne and Owens had two sons, William Turbayne (later name change to William Seymour) and John Turbayne, born in 1914, who changed his name to John Seymour.[5]

Turbayne died in London in 1940.[6]



  1. ^ "Turbayne, Albert Angus". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 1777–1778. 
  2. ^ Pantazzi, S (1966). "Book Illustration and Design by Canadian Artists 1890-1940: With a List of Books Illustrated by Members of the Group of Seven". National Gallery of Canada Bulletin & Annual Bulletin. National Gallery of Canada. IV (1). 
  3. ^ "England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription". Retrieved 2016-08-02 – via Findmypast. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription". Retrieved 2016-08-02 – via Findmypast. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Seymour, John 1914". 2004. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Death record". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 

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