Painter and draughtsman who taught for many years in Sussex and London. Studied at Leicester School of Art until 1932, then moved to London where he began a career as a graphic designer, producing stylised posters and magazine designs for companies such as Shell, Imperial Chemical Industries and British Railways, as well as fabrics for Sanderson. Showed widely in America and his work was reproduced in magazines such as Graphis and the Architectural Review, sometimes just signed JB. From the 1940s began a series of paintings with nautical links, a group of which was shown at Waterhouse and Dodd in 1991, providing comparisons with Edward Wadsworth or John Tunnard. Lived at Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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