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Robert John Gibbings (1889–1958) by Howard Coster, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London


J. C. H. Hadfield

revised by M. J. Andrews

Gibbings, Robert John (1889–1958), wood-engraver and book designer, was born at 5 Clarence Terrace, Cork, on 23 March 1889, the second son of Revd Edward Gibbings (1859–1924), later canon of Cork Cathedral, and his wife, Caroline Rouvière (1860–1907), the daughter of Robert Day...


Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul (1917–2001), artist and illustrator, was born Arthur Hoggarth at 28 Caroline Street, Kendal, Westmorland, on 4 October 1917, the son of Arthur Hoggarth, later Hogarth, a butcher then serving as a pioneer in the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Janet, ...


Knowles, Reginald Lionel (1879–1950), book designer and illustrator, was born on 4 March 1879 at 16 Plimsoll Street, Poplar, in east London, the second son of Ebenezer Caleb Knowles, an author and musician who worked as a merchant's clerk, a native of Worcestershire...


John Lewis

revised by James Hamilton

Lamb, Lynton Harold (1907–1977), artist and book designer, was born in Hyderabad, India, on 15 April 1907, the second son of a Methodist minister, the Revd Frederick Lamb, and his wife, (Charlotte) Annie Brown. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at the ...


Wolpe, Berthold Ludwig (1905–1989), graphic artist and typographer, was born on 29 October 1905 in Offenbach am Main, Germany, the younger son and third child of Simon Wolpe, dentist, and his wife, Agathe Goldschmidt. He was educated at a technical school (Realschule...