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Leigh-Pemberton John

Year working: 1911 – 1997

Born in London, he was educated at Eton and studied in London (1928-31). During WW2 he served as a flying instructor in the RAF and was awarded the AFC in 1945. He has done much advertising work for Shell, completed a series of paintings of natural history subjects for the Midland Bank and decorated a number of ships. He has written and illustrated many books on natural history, mostly for children, his detailed style bearing similarities to that of Rowland Hilder.

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Oil painting design for Shell/BP Christmas card 1951

1952 Shell/BP card design

Shell poster design