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WALTER GEORGE RAFFE (English / 1888-c.1950)

Walter George Raffé was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He studied at Halifax Technical College, Leeds School of Art, and the Royal College of Art. Raffé was a lecturer at the Northern Polytechnic, and at the City of London College. He also spent some time in India, where he was Principal of the Lucknow School of Art, and a lecturer at Calcutta University. W. G. Raffé was elected FRSA in 1919, and a member of the Institute of Decorators in 1921; he was also a member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society. He wrote a number of books, including Poster Design (1929), and Art and Labour (1927). As an artist, Walter George Raffé was known for his strongly graphic Art Nouveau-flavoured woodcuts in black and white, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy and other galleries. In 1922 Raffé gathered together the best of his woodcuts alongside his own poems in the book Poems in Black and White.

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