Leonard Robert Brightwell FZS (1889-1962)

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Leonard Robert Brightwell FZS (1889-1962) … Mr Brightwell was an English Animal Painter / Engraver … He was born in London in 1889 … he attended Lambeth School of Art …. He often visited London Zoo and drew the animals … he was made a Fellow of the Zoological Society in 1906 and became a member of the Marine Biological Association in 1922 …. Mr Brightwell was commissioned by London Zoo and the MBA to draw on their behalf … Mr Brightwell wrote at least 19 books and illustrated for so many more
He passed away in Cornwall in 1962
Pictured one of his many drawings … and one of his books “The Zoo you Knew” 1936
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