Harris, Derrick (1919-60)

Derrick Harris (1919-1960) was a British engraver and illustrator. He worked for the BBC Radio Times and designed full page covers for The Listener Magazine. He also designed wood engravings for the Festival of Britain and an unpublished children’s book “A Royal Flush”. In 1957 he became chairman of the Illustrators Group of the Society of Industrial Artists. He spent the majority of his working life living in Hampstead, London, with his wife Mavis who he met at University College Hospital. The couple moved to New York in 1958 and organised the British Book Illustration exhibition.

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