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. Douglass attended Tudor House primary school, located in Moss Vale. He later returned (1956) and painted a mural on the rear wall of the memorial hall at Tudor House.

Annand studied commercial art at the Central Technical College in Brisbane. He moved to Sydney in his twenties and remained there for the rest of his life.

After working for several firms, he began as a freelance artist and designer in 1931. His poster for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932 was very well known. He designed the ceiling of the Australian Pavilion for the 1937 Paris International Exhibition. After the Second World War he was commissioned for many murals, winning the Sir John Sulman Prize in 1941, 1947 and 1951. His work also extended to magazine covers and coins.

He died at Wahroonga, Sydney, in 1976, aged 73.

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 Australian Dictionary of Biography.