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Henry George Rushbury (1889-1968)

Henry George Rushbury [commonly known as Henry Rushbury; also known as Sir Henry Rushbury, and as Harry G. Rushbury] was born in Harbourne, near Birmingham, England, on 28 October 1889. He studied mural painting and stained glass at Birmingham College (School) of Art (1903-09), following which he worked as an assistant to A.B. Payne. Rushbury moved to London in 1912. During World War One he served as an official war artist (1918). After the war he studied briefly at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, under Henry Tonks and R.M. Catterton-Smith (1919).  Henry Rushbury subsequently worked as a painter and etcher. He also designed posters for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) and British Railways (BR), and painted several pictures that were used as carriage prints by LNER in the 1930s and 1940s. In addition he designed at least one poster for Shell-

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