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Marco Livingstone

Australian painter. While studying painting at Prahran College, Melbourne, from 1969 to 1971, he discovered airbrushes, technical tools employed by commercial artists which he adopted with alacrity as his favoured instrument for picture-making. At art school Arkley met the collage artist and painter Elizabeth Gower...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 6 July 1928, in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Sculptor (wood).

At the age of 14, Pierre Dedieu began an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker with a restorer of antique furniture. During a long period in New Caledonia, he studied the techniques of Kanac sculpture and African art more generally. His first works, Surrealist in inspiration, date ...


Melissa Harpley

Australian painter and designer. Raised in a family with artistic leanings, Francis studied under J. W. R. Lindon (1869–1947) and A. B. Webb at Perth Technical College. Upon graduation she was employed as a commercial artist, later teaching at both Perth and Fremantle Technical Colleges. During World War II Francis translated aerial photographs into topographical maps for the army and also played the cello in orchestras to entertain the troops....


Paula Furby

Australian painter, printmaker and commercial artist. Henty studied in Adelaide at the School of Design, Painting and Technical Arts with H. P Gill (1855–1916) and Archibald Collins (1853–1922) and at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts taking life classes with Marie Tuck (...


Robert Cook

Australian painting and commercial artist. McClintock’s career in applied arts began when he took up a process-engraving apprenticeship. Subsequently working as a sign-writer and commercial artist, he also studied at the National Gallery School (NGS), Melbourne from 1925–7 under W. B. McInnes and Bernard Hall (...


Geoffrey R. Edwards

Australian sculptor and designer, active in the USA. He studied aeronautical engineering and later industrial design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, but left without finishing the course. From 1949 to 1953 he worked as an industrial designer, specializing in furniture. Marketed widely in Australia during these years, his furniture was distinguished by its simplicity. It was constructed with plain, undisguised materials such as steel rods, timber laminates, and cord; his tables, chairs, and shelving systems exercised a delight in linear and open structure that conveyed an impression of virtual weightlessness....


Gordon Campbell

New Zealand architect and industrial designer, active in England. He was primarily an architect, but his reputation is centred on his industrial design of the 1930s. The economic collapse of 1929 forced Murray to abandon architecture and seek employment as an industrial designer. Initially he designed glass, driven by the belief that traditional English glass was excessively cut. He sold his designs to Stevens & Williams, who subsequently employed him as a freelance designer for about two months a year from ...


Barry Pearce

Australian painter. He grew up in Sydney and c. 1918 began attending evening classes in painting at the Sydney Art School, where he continued to study until 1933. During the day he worked as a commercial artist. In 1933 he left for England and worked in London at ...


New Zealander, 20th century, male.

Active in Britain.

Born 20 January 1891, in Dunedin; died 1971, in Reading.

Painter, engraver (etching).

Ernest Heber Thompson worked as a commercial artist and cartoonist. While serving in France as a sergeant in the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade during World War I, he produced many drawings, several of which were published in the annual ...