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Alfred John Nunney (1897-1966)   BIOGRAPHY

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Pouting, sultry.....circa 1950
Unmounted (ref: 7474)
Signed, inscribed in pencil 
Less hair - not such pouting sultrey lips - a sweeter type of girl smiling
Gouache on Reeves art board
15 x 10 1/2 in. (38.2 x 26.7 cm)

 


Provenance: The collection of Bob Date




Alfred John Nunney (1897-1966)

Nunney produced posters used to promote the war effort during the Second World War and, around 1947, a number of posters describing various aspects of education around the British Colonial Empire. He was represented by both W. Partridge and Rogers & Co. Contributed to Swift Annual and Bible Story.

His first commercial work is recorded as early as 1923 around which time he was living at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn. In the mid-1930s he was living in New Maldon.  His exact dates of birth and death are at this point unknown.  He might have been the A. J. Nunney living in Ewell in the 1970s. He might be Albert John Nunney (1898-1990) who died in Cheltenham, Glos., aged 91. 

We are grateful to Steve at Bear Alley for assistance.

Commercial artist and poster designer born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1897. Nothing is known about his early life, but it is known that his first commercial work is recorded as early as 1923 around which time he was living at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn. In the mid-1930's he was living in New Maldon, Surrey. About this time he produced work for Johnnie Walker whisky in 1927. Nunney also designed posters used to promote the war effort during World War II and, around 1947, a number of posters describing various aspects of education around the British Colonial Empire. He was represented by both W. Partridge and Rogers & Co and contributed illustrations to Swift Annual and Bible Story. One of his posters was used to illustrate the cover of Commercial Art, May 1924. Nunney, of 2 Sion Hill, Ramsgate, died 15 June 1966, leaving his estate of 7,000 to his widow.

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