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Barnett Freedman (1901-1958)

Illustrator, painter, printmaker and teacher, Freedman was born to Russian Jewish immigrants living in poverty in the East End of London. In 1916, he worked as draughtsman to a monumental mason, and at the same time took evening classes at St Martin's School of Art. In 1922, he won a three-year scholarship to the Royal College of Art. In 1928, he joined the staff of the Royal College, and not long afterwards began to teach at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. He soon became a pioneer in the revival of colour lithography. He was an Official War Artist in World War II. By the time of his death Freedman had established an enviable reputation as an illustrator and designer of posters, stamps, books and book-jackets. He believed that there was no such thing as commercial art, 'only good art and bad art'. His first exhibition was held in 1929 at the Literary Bookshop, Bloomsbury. A memorial exhibition was organised by the Arts Council in 1958

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Post Early in Christmas Week, 1937
Barnett Freedman
Post Early in Christmas Week, 1937  For sale
£800
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...
Barnett Freedman
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...  For sale
£250
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...
Barnett Freedman
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...  For sale
£250
Unfolded proof  for Christmas Card...
Barnett Freedman
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...  For sale
£250
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...
Barnett Freedman
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...  For sale
£350
Post Early in Christmas Week, 1939
Barnett Freedman
Post Early in Christmas Week, 1939  For sale
£800
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...
Barnett Freedman
Unfolded proof for Christmas Card...  For sale
£250
Christmas Card 1954
Barnett Freedman
Christmas Card 1954  For sale
£430
Christmas Card 3-fold, 1950
Barnett Freedman
Christmas Card 3-fold, 1950  For sale
£280
15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941
Barnett Freedman
15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941  For sale 
Carol singers in the snow - original...
Barnett Freedman
Carol singers in the snow - original...  Sold 
Christmas Card 1957 2-fold
Barnett Freedman
Christmas Card 1957 2-fold  Sold 
Tomorrow to fresh woods and pastures...
Barnett Freedman
Tomorrow to fresh woods and pastures...  Sold 
The Complete Illustrations to...
Barnett Freedman
The Complete Illustrations to...  Sold