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Hans Tisdall

Born: 1910. Died: 1997. Nationality: German.

Hans Tisdall was born Hans John Knox Aufseeser in Munich.  He studied at the Academy of Fine Art there in 1928 and was then apprenticed to the sculptor Moisey Keegan.  He lived and studied in Paris before moving to London in 1930.  He had a studio in Fitzroy Street next door to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Tisdall was a versatile artist, as well as painting, he made textile designs for the Edinburgh Weavers and other firms, was a mural painter, illustrator and designer of book jackets (mainly for Jonathan Cape).

He was a lecturer at the Central School of Art and Crafts in London from 1947 to 1975.

Fisherman's Hut