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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

John Nunny

Born Alfred John Nunney in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1897. Nothing is known about his early life, but it is known that he served with the Machine Gun Corps, 9 London Rifles, during the First World War.

Nunney was already a commercial artist as early as 1923 around which time he was living at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn. He was married to Mignonette Ruby Gilham (1896-1982) in Medway, Kent, in 1924 and subsequently lived at 11 New Court, Carey Street, W.C.2 [fl.1927-33]. By the mid-1930s was living in New Maldon. His second marriage, to Joyce Eva Mary Miller (or Banfield) (1908-1974), took place in Surrey in 1939.

During his early career he would appear to have worked in advertising, including work for Johnnie Walker whisky in 1927. He also produced posters used to promote the war effort during the Second World War and, around 1947, a number of posters describing various aspects of education around the British Colonial Empire. He was represented by both W. Partridge and Rogers & Co. Contributed to Swift Annual and Bible Story.

Nunney, of 2 Sion Hill, Ramsgate, died 15 June 1966, leaving his estate of £7,000 to his widow. He was aged 68. Joyce Nunney died in Thanet, Kent, in 1974.

A number of posters by Nunney were sold at auction by Tennants Auctioneers in 2012.


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