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Hans Tisdall (1910-1997)

Painter and designer, born Hans John Knox Aufseeser in Munich, Germany. He attended the Academy of Fine Art, Munich, 1928-29. Hans Tisdall (born Hans Aufseeser), was a German-born artist, who worked in the UK as a designer and teacher. He is largely remembered for his bookjacket and textile designs. After training in Munich and Berlin, Hans Aufseeser moved to Paris and then London. He changed his name to Hans Tisdall in around 1940, marrying the journalist and Tamesa Fabrics founder Isabel Tisdall in 1941. Hans Tisdall made his name in the 1930s as a textile designer with Edinburgh Weavers. In the 1960s, he created many designs for Tamesa Fabrics – working alongside designers such as Marianne Straub. Fabrics woven at Warner & Sons were used for a number of prestigious commercial projects. Tisdall was among the designers who contributed to the Festival of Britain in 1951, winning the competition to design the entrance t