Cliff Rowe

1904–1989

Cliff Rowe, ‘Street Scene Kentish Town’ c.1931
Street Scene Kentish Town c.1931
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Biography

Also known as Cliff Rowe. Artist and illustrator born in Wimbledon, South London. Rowe (1904–1989) studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1918-1920) and the Royal College of Art (1920-1922).

As well as his painting output, Rowe produced dust jacket designs and illustrations for books, he did promotional commissions for the Attlee Labour government, designs for the 1951 Festival of Britain, commercial work for trade unions, and a number of illustrations for political publications. The majority of Rowe’s work is in The People’s History Museum collections.

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