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Peter Strausfeld was born in Cologne in 1910 and his engagement with expressionism, in the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s, defined his art. His life-long love of the woodcut and the linocut began here and his cinema posters are a natural reflection of this interest.
Chris Shaw Hughes studied at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, graduating with a first class Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) in 2008. He followed this by achieving a distinction for his MA Fine Art in 2010.
James’ company, Propshop Modelmakers, has its offices, studios and workshops at the iconic Pinewood studios. He has produced some of the most recognisable objects, spaces, costumes and artefacts for films such as the James Bond movies, The Golden Compass, Batman, Clash of The Titans, Stardust and Kick Ass.
Peter Seddon's work as a researcher, artist and intervention artist has been informed by interest in historiography; both in the sense of histories of art, and wider political/social/cultural histories. It is also informed by an interest in image/text and theories of language. His practice crosses genres with complex historical referencing.
Artist and writer Mikey Cuddihy uses autobiographical references in a struggle for harmony between the romantic vision of the artist and the reality of the individual. She often scales up intimate notes and sketches. Major exhibitions have shown her biro drawing, collage and paper cut-out work.
"In January 1979 I was appointed as Head of Fashion and Textiles at Brighton, moving to Courtaulds as Design Director in 1985. Two years later I was head hunted by Next to head up interiors and in 1989 I became Professor and Head of Fashion and Textiles at the Royal College of Art."
Liz Hingley is a British photographer and researcher, specialising in documentary, reportage and portraiture.
Richard Rowland, was a documentary photographer who worked in both the commercial and arts sectors, with a particular passion for the urban environment. He exhibited, and was published extensively, both in the UK and overseas.
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.
Ian Potts was a highly successful painter and educator, leading the painting department at the Brighton College of Art. He worked primarily in watercolours, drawing on the traditions of British landscape art in the medium and bringing to it his own dynamic and creative vision. His subjects included the South East Coast of England, the Atlantic coast of France and the Mediterranean.
I joined the History of Design BA programme in 1984. In academic terms, this was a new subject that set out to explore the meanings and role of things in the modern world. On the pages of glossy design magazines, this meant chic objects by stars, but my tutors were very keen to expand the ‘canon’.
"The first naked woman I ever saw was at Brighton School of Art. Having just been expelled from Brighton College as a conscientious objector, I set about arranging my own post ‘O level’ education. Evening life drawing classes at the Art College were high in the mix, taken by the gruff, but ultimately amiable, Patrick Burke."
Louise Rennison is the author of the 10 teenage diaries of Georgia Nicolson, author and performer of ‘Stevie Wonder felt my face’ and ex-Women with Beards. Broadcast with John Peel and Radio 4, and columnist for the London Evening Standard.
Born in 1913, Thurston Hopkins' career made him one of the great British photojournalists. Working for "Picture Post" in the fifties and becoming one of London's more successful advertising photographers before moving into teaching.
Following a BA(Hons) in Fashion Design specialising in Woven Textiles, Sarah Arnett went on to become a professional illustrator and designer, creating beautiful print dresses, illustrations, wallpaper and interior textiles under the brand name of Modern Love sold through Liberty of London.
Richard Slee’s work is intrinsically concerned with the domestic interior. There are references to the decorative, the ornamental and the symbolic, both from the past and our contemporary culture. He has established an international reputation as an artist and designer.
Kim Thue was born in September 1980 in Grindsted - a small Danish town situated on the windy moors of Jutland.
As a restless teenager he moved to the U.K, where he graduated from the Editorial Photography course at Brighton University in 2006.
Kim has undertaken extensive projects in countries as diverse as China, Greenland, The Dominican Republic and Sierra Leone.
The childrens’ author and illustrator, Ian Archibald Beck studied at Brighton College of Art during the mid-1960s.
In addition to his numerous children's books, Beck is also well known for his cover illustration for Elton John's, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album which was released in 1973.
Bobby Krlic is an avant-garde musician who studied Visual and Music Arts (BA)Hons.
Stuart Morgan's critical writings established him as a leading writer on the art of the 1980s and 1990s. Travelling widely in Europe and the United States, he was widely admired by many artists as a result of his sensitivity to, and careful interpretation of, their opinions.
Catherine Harper led Architecture and Design at the Faculty of Arts between 2007-11. Her own work covers textile practice and theory with specialisation in scale public art, speculative exhibition work, performance, and the construction of creative-critical texts. She is a founder member of the university's LGBT Queer Life Research Hub.