Jackson, Francis Ernest

(1872-1945)

Born in Yorkshire, Jackson enjoyed success as a painter, draughtsman, poster designer and lithographer.

He initially studied at York College of Art, before spending time at both the Academie Julien and Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. 

On returning to England, he designed posters for the London Underground and, during the First World War, worked for the Ministry of Information as Head of Lithographic propoganda.

From 1926 to 1940 he served as Principal of the Byam School of Art.

He died in Oxford in 1945.