Here you will find tributes to 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 College of Arts and Humanities' 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.
Do submit your own profile or recommendation and also keep in touch with Brighton Alumni – the official alumni association for all former students of the University of Brighton and all its predecessor institutions.
Educated at Brighton School of Art in the early years of the Second World War, André Amstutz became an animator for Gaumont British (GB) Animation, before developing his career on a number of professional skills, including art directing for a number of leading British advertising agencies, poster designing and the prolific illustration of children’s books.
From 1946 until his early death in 1976, Leslie Cole taught at Brighton College of Art (later Polytechnic) and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. At the former he worked closely for many years with John Vernon Lord teaching drawing to graphic design and illustration students.
Born in Margate in 1901, pioneering potter and teacher Norah Braden was the daughter of a lay preacher. Intensely musical as well as artistic, Braden learned to play the violin and was talented enough to reach concert standard; she considered studying music but declined an offer from the Royal College of Music.