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Self Portrait, Principal of Goldsmiths College School of Art (1929–1957)
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Goldsmiths, University of London

Self Portrait, Principal of Goldsmiths College School of Art (1929–1957)

Clive Gardiner (1891–1960)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Designer, illustrator, printmaker, painter and teacher, born in Blackburn, Lancashire. His father was the editor of the Daily News, A G Gardiner, his wife the painter Lilian Lancaster, his son the writer and architect Stephen Gardiner. Gardiner was educated at University College School, toyed with journalism, then studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1909–12, Royal Academy Schools, 1913–14. After World War I duties at the Ministry of Munitions Gardiner took an art teaching course, then taught at Brighton School of Art. Under the influence of Puvis de Chavannes he had shown for several years at RA and NEAC. In 1918 Gardiner became a part-time teacher at Bolt Court School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College School of Art. Gardiner began to extend his range, illustrating his father’s books, painting portraits and completing posters.

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


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