Collection: Clive Gardiner   1891 - 1960 

A well-known poster designer, illustrator and muralist, (Alfred) Clive Gardiner was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1909-12) and the Royal Academy Schools (1913-14).

Following the First World War he trained as an art teacher before teaching at Brighton School of Art, Bolt Court Technical School (an antecedent of the London College of Communication), and Goldsmiths College School of Art, where he went on to become Headmaster and later Principal (1929-58). He changed the outlook at Goldsmiths from that of a restrictive academic approach to one that embraced modern art and self-expression.

He also taught at the Royal College of Art and the Sir John Cass Technical Institute, his pupils including painter Carel Weight and designer and typographer Charles Hasler.