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Graphic Icons of the Twentieth Century This is the theme of a series of six lectures and two Study Days by retired graphic designer Howard Smith. They cover the period from 1900 to 1950 and are all possibly in living memory or near living memory. They are inspired by his personal interests in art, collecting, curating (14 travelling exhibitions) and publishing over the last 50 years.Each lecture lasts an hour and is an in-depth fully researched exploration of extraordinary creativity - sometimes in unbelievable circumstances. Because subjects are recent there is a wealth of actual information to support the stories, which are both nostalgic and entertaining. All lectures are lavishly illustrated and contain vintage film clips.Born during the Second World War, Howard was educated in Scotland and gained an MA from Trinity College, Dublin. In the 1960s he worked for UK and International Advertising Agencies before starting his own marketing and print company in Canterbury. He was delighted to gain accreditation as an
Arts Society lecturer in 2017.