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Stanley Roy Badmin (1906-1989)

Watercolourist, lithographer and engraver. Born in Sydenham, south London, he studied at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, 1922-24 and RCA, 1924 received his diploma in 1928. He began his career by contributing illustrations to The Graphic, Tatler and also worked as a teacher at Richmond School of Art and St John’s Wood School of Art. He specialised in scenes of the English countryside and in 1939 he illustrated Highways and Byways in Essex with F.L.M. Griggs. He also was commissioned to deign railway advertising posters and In 1932, Badmin was elected an Associate of the RWS and became a full member in 1939. During the war years he was commissioned to contribute to the Recording Britain project. He was also a member of the Artists’ International Association and work by him is in the collection of the BM and the NRM. 

Literature; Trees of Britain by Peter Blumfeld Collins, illustrated by S. R. Badmin. Published by Sunday Times, London, 1960. 
Stanley Badmin and the English Landscape, by Chris Beetles. Published by Collins, London, 1985. ISBN: 0004120205.

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