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Cliff Rowe (1904-1989)

Artist and illustrator born in Wimbledon, south London. Rowe studied at Wimbledon School of Art, 1918-20 and the Royal College of Art, 1920-22. He was employed in advertising where he met R. O. Dunlop. and briefly became an exhibiting member of the short-lived Emotionist Group. However his strong social concerns led him towards the then burgeoning Communist party so he travelled to Russia and stayed in Moscow for a year and a half. While there he received commissions for book-jacket designs and even designed posters for the Red Army. Rowe returned to England and in 1934 helped establish the Artists' International Association, alongside James Fitton, James Boswell and others. Membership was to eventually reach more than 1000.From the end of World War II Rowe's work included publicity poster commissions from the Labour government of Clement Attlee as well as trade unions, designs for the 1951 Festival of Britain, commercial mural design,

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Air Raid Warden assisting evacuation...
Cliff Rowe
Air Raid Warden assisting evacuation...  For sale
£300
Parachute Flares, circa 1941
Cliff Rowe
Parachute Flares, circa 1941  For sale 
The Call- out, circa 1941
Cliff Rowe
The Call- out, circa 1941  Sold 
Derailed locamotive in  bomb damaged...
Cliff Rowe
Derailed locamotive in bomb damaged...  Sold