David Gentleman (born 1930, London) is very well-known as an illustrator, graphic artist, stamp-designer, muralist and author. He grew up in Hertford, the son of artists who had met as students at the Glasgow School of Art his father being Tom Gentleman. He studied at St Albans School of Art 1947-48 and then at the Royal College of Art under Edward Bawden and John Nash 1950-53. David Gentlenan has exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy from 1952, and his work is represented in a number of important public collections, including the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the National Maritime Museum, and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Earlier this year The Fine Art Society in New Bond Street, W1 held a major exhibition of his work, 'David Gentleman at eighty'. The artist has lived in London for much of his life and he has travelled extensively, drawing and painting in Britain, Europe, India, the United States, Brazil, some of the Pacific islands, and Africa.