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John Bellany, CBE, is an eminent Scottish painter born in 1942 in Port Seton, into a Calvinist family of fishermen and boat builders. As a child Bellany spent a great deal time with his grandparents in Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders, which later informed much of his work.
Prof George Hardie produced the artwork for Led Zeppelin’s debut album (1969). As a partner at NTA Studios, he designed many iconic record covers with the design group Hipgnosis, working on Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and "Wish You Were Here" (1975), the beginning of a highly successful career.
"I came to study in Brighton... in order to find the furthest college from my home at which to study art. This method paid off, because I found a truly exceptional and open educational system that has stood me in good stead throughout my art career."
Living in the crafts hothouse of Ditchling in the 1930s Dunstan Pruden was much influenced by the Eric Gill and the Guild of St Dominic, under whose auspices (with Philip Hargreen) he published Silversmithing: its principles and practice in small workshops.
Frederick Charles Herrick was a leading graphic artist following the First World War, having trained at Leicester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He taught at Brighton for many decades.
Laura Pannack's work has been extensively exhibited since her graduation 2009 and published both in the UK and internationally. She has won and been shortlisted for several awards including The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement by a British photographer aged 35 or under.
"1963. I am 31, a London County Council architect commuting to Brighton to teach one day a week in the School of Architecture first year, up in the attic studios of the old College of Art, Grand Parade.
"The air is heady, the floors paint covered. We are indeed all collegiate, students, technicians and tutors together, painters, illustrators, sculptors, architects, bound by a striving for Design."
Lisa Barnard, who graduated in 2005, is a photographic artist who is interested in current debates concerning psychological and post-Marxist aesthetic theories.
Art and design historian, typographer, illustrator, designer, exhibition curator, critic and political activist, Ray Watkinson was most widely recognised for his work on socialist and designer William Morris coming to Brighton College of Art during a decade that witnessed the radical reshaping of art and design education.
“In 1955 Alfred retired from the Admiralty to live in Brighton and work at the College of Art as lecturer and adviser. Until 1966 his tall figure, stooping a little from years of calligraphy, could be seen on special days moving punctually and deliberately up the hill to the Teacher Training Department."
Alice Stevenson was born in London in 1982 and studied Graphic Design, graduating in 2005. She lives and works in East London as a freelance illustrator, surface pattern designer and artist on numerous advertising, editorial and publishing commissions, designed furnishing fabric and stationary and exhibited her work in the UK and abroad.
Illustrator Andrew Restall worked from 1964 for the Post Office designing stamps and building on an existing interest in typography and printing processes. From 1975 to 1990 he ran the illustration option of the BA (Hons) Visual Communication course at Brighton Polytechnic.
Professor Michael Tucker was honoured in 2012 as a Knight: First Class in recognition for his 'outstanding service in the interest of Norway.' His career at the Faculty of Arts included the curation of exhibitions at the Gallery for over thirty years and publications on shamanism, Norwegian culture, jazz and, notably, the work of Sir Alan Davie.
Alan Baker was a student of Graphic Design and Illustration from 1973-76.
He taught on the foundation course and the Narrative illustration MA courses in its early days and spent seven years teaching part-time on the BA(Hons) Illustration course.
For 11 years, from 1996, John McKean was Professor of Architecture at the then University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture. A historian, theorist, architectural journalist and editor who exhibited and published drawings and won competitions as a photographer, he studied architectural history and theory under Joseph Rykwert and Dalibor Vesely.
John Wells-Thorpe studied architecture at Brighton and had a varied career in Sussex and overseas, including becoming Vice-President of the RIBA and President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects, alongside work with several charitable trusts. He is best known in the city for his design of Hove Town Hall building.
Murray Ballard was born in Brighton and graduated in 2007. He was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed '08 at The Photographer's Gallery. In 2011 the British Journal of Photography recognised him as an "emerging photographer of note", following his debut solo show, The Prospect of Immortality, at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
Throughout her career, Jill Seddon was a pioneer and innovator in Design History as a field of academic enquiry, with major achievements in pedagogy and research, working in the field of women designers, craft design, public sculpture and urban development.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan, otherwise known as Bat for Lashes, graduated from the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts with a Performance and Visual Arts BA(Hons).
Sandrine Cohen is principally a jewellery designer and has been represented in the collections of a number of prestigious firms including Baccarat and Christofle. Following studies at Brighton with Caroline Broadhead she went to Los Angeles before settling in Paris.
Professor Bruce Brown retired from the university in January 2016, having been Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, former Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and a Professor of Design. He worked extensively with national research policy and assement, worked as a practicing designer for some years and specialised in design research with an emphasis on the social and cultural effects of visual