Frank Newbould was born in Bradford, Yorkshire and studied at the local art school. He is chiefly known for his bright colourful travel posters, and was one of the leading poster designers of the 1920s whose style continued the tradition of flat pattern making already established by artists such as John Hassall. Although reduced to the essential elements, Newbould’s work always retained recognisable elements of the landscape or locality. His work combined some of the discoveries of Post Impressionists painters with the economic language of poster design. He died in London 24 December 1951.