Born 1930, London.
David Gentleman studied at St Albans School of Art in the late 1940s and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1950 to 1953. He subsequently taught there for two years. He was elected to the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry in 1972 and was Master of the Faculty from 1989-91. He designed the wall decorations at Charing Cross Underground Station for London Transport and other commissions have included work for Shell and the British Steel Corporation. He has designed numerous postage stamps and has worked for a number of English publishers, most notably Penguin Books. His work is very much in the tradition of English topography. His father was the artist Tom Gentleman.