Here you will find tributes to some of our past students, past staff, our friends and supporters going back to the early days of the Brighton School of Art in the nineteenth century and looking forward to the developing careers of our more recent members.
Building upon the research compiled in 2009 for the the Faulty of Arts' anniversary book these webpages give a selection of those lives and events that have made this a special place in the history of arts and education in Britain.
Having a long association with Brighton, distinguished artist and illustrator John Vernon Lord was appointed Professor of Illustration in 1986, then Professor Emeritus. His picture book "The Giant Jam Sandwich" (1972) has become a classic while his illustrated edition of The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear (1984) won two national awards.
Addison Cresswell was a highly successful comedy agent credited with steering the careers of stand up "alternative' comedians into mainstream radio and television during the 1980s.
"There is something about the light, freedom and openness of the college that makes Brighton a different place to any other. Its proximity to London and the internationalism of the young community give it an energy all of its own. I am proud to have worked there"