Frank Newbould

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Example of Newbould's wartime work

Frank Newbould (24 September 1887 – 1951) was an English poster artist, born in Bradford to John Newbould (1856-1944), chemist, from Pateley Bridge, and Sara Ellen, née Robinson (1856-1941), also from Bradford. He was their only child.

Educated at Bradford College of Art and Camberwell School of Art, he worked mostly in London from the interwar period specialising in travel posters. His clients included the Empire Marketing Board; London Transport and its predecessors; the London & North Eastern, Great Western and London, Midland and Scottish Railways, and the Orient and Cunard Lines.

In 1942 he joined the War Office as assistant to Abram Games where he produced eleven posters, including a series Your Britain, Fight for it Now.

His work was characterised by bold shapes and colours.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sawkins, Harold (1935). "Famous artists – Frank Newbould". The Artist. 8: 154–7. 
  • Howell, Brian. 1980. The poster and its development between 1870 and 1945, concentrating on Frank Newbould (1887-1951). Bath: Bath Academy of Art.
  • Rennie, Paul. 2014. ‘Newbould, Frank Parkinson (1887–1951)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Accessed Nov 2017

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