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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.

Further reference


Oil painting design for Shell/BP Christmas card 1951

1952 Shell/BP card design

Shell poster design