tom purvis rdi 1888 - 1957
He studied at Camberwell School of Art and served with the Artists'
Rifles in France during WWl.
The graphic style of tom purvis relies on dramatic simplification and bold
cut-out blocks of colour. This was a style perfectly suited to the large-scale
advertising images used by railway companies and seaside resorts - being
relatively cheap and eye-catching.
Purvis was contracted to the LNER and produced a series of impressive
designs throughout the 1920's and 1930's.