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D-Day Preparations
© V. C. Freedman and descendants. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

D-Day Preparations 1943

Barnett Freedman (1901–1958)

Ben Uri Collection

British painter, lithographer, book illustrator, and designer, born in the East End of London into a poor Russian-Jewish immigrant family. For much of his life he suffered ill-health and from the age of nine to fourteen he was in hospital, where he taught himself to draw and paint. His artistic talents enabled him to find employment in a monumental mason's workshop and then in an architect's office, and after studying for five years at evening classes at *St Martin's School of Art he won a scholarship to the *Royal College of Art in 1922.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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