20 July 1911
|Died||8 June 1997 (aged 85)|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Occupation||Art scholar, historian|
|Parent(s)||Cicely Margaret Powell|
|Relatives||Helen Binyon (sister)|
Margaret Binyon (sister)
T. J. Binyon (cousin)
Nicolete Gray (sometimes Nicolette Gray) (20 July 1911–8 June 1997) was a British scholar of art and calligraphy. She was the youngest daughter of the poet, dramatist and art scholar Laurence Binyon and his wife, writer, editor and translator Cicely Margaret Pryor Powell. In 1933, she married Basil Gray (1904–1989), with whom she had five children, two sons and three daughters, including Camilla Gray.
She taught at London's Central School of Art and Design 1964–81, where, with Nicholas Biddulph, she created the Central Lettering Record, an archive of lettering in every medium.
Her books include Nineteenth century ornamented types and title pages (Faber & Faber 1938; 2nd edition, as Nineteenth century ornamented typefaces, 1976), Lettering on Buildings (1960), Lettering as Drawing: The Moving Line and Lettering as Drawing: Contour and Silhouette (both 1970), and A History of Lettering (Phaidon, 1976).
She died in London on 8 June 1997.
- Barker, Nicolas (13 June 1997). "Obituary: Nicolete Gray". The Independent.
- "T. J. Binyon". The Independent. 13 October 2004.
- Spalding, Frances (2004). "Gray (née Binyon), Nicolete Mary". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/66078. Retrieved 16 January 2009. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Green, Christopher; Wright, Barnaby, eds. (2012). Mondrian / Nicholson in Parallel. London: Courtauld Gallery. ISBN 978-1-90737232-2.
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