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Yorkshire Main Pit, Edlington

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Lillford was born in the Hexthorpe area of Doncaster. He achieved early success as a young artist when he won a Doncaster schools competition to design a war slogan poster. His winning poster, with the slogan ‘DIG FOR VICTORY’ can now be seen in the National Army Museum in London. After leaving Doncaster Lillford studied at the Royal College of Art In London, where he was taught by, among others, Rodney Burn and Ruskin Spear whose works can both be seen in this gallery.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 90 x W 182 cm

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DONCH : B982

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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