George Bissill

1896–1973

Biography

George William Bissill (22 June 1896 – 14 September 1973) was a British miner, painter, and furniture designer. During the First World War, he was stationed in France and was gassed.

Bissill studied art at the Nottingham School of Art for a year from 1920. His first exhibition was in 1925 at the Redfern Gallery. He created posters for a number of organizations including Shell, the Post Office and London & North Eastern Railway.

Bissill was known for his landscapes and figurative paintings in oil, watercolour and woodcuts.

Bissill's paintings are held in a number of important public collections, including the Tate Gallery, National Museum of Northern ireland and the Manchester Art Gallery.

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