Albert Halliwell 1905-1987

Albert Edward (A.E) Halliwell was born in Southport in 1905. He was a British commercial artist.

Halliwell attended Southport School of Art (1923) and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1926.

While working as a commercial artist, Halliwell taught part-time at the Bromley School of Art and Beckenham School (which later amalgamated to form Ravensbourne College of Art) in the late 1930s. In 1938, he was appointed to a full-time post at Camberwell School of Art and Central School of Art and Design, where he established its first course teaching Industrial Design. In 1948 he took up a post at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Camden, retiring in 1970.

Halliwell had a very successful career as a commercial artist. His clients included London Underground Group, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, Cable & Wireless, Kelloggs, Bryant & May, Various National Railway companies, Boots the Chemist, London Zoo and the Southport Flower Show, Southport Water Carnival and the town's art school where he studied. During the Second World War Halliwell contributed to The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' 'Dig for Victory' campaign.

Examples of his work are held in the collection of the V&A, London.

Albert Halliwell died in 1987, aged 82