Oliver Percy Bernard
(1881 - 1939)
Oliver Percy Bernard was active/lived in England. Oliver Bernard is known for architect, painting, scenic art deco design, camouflage artist.
Biography Oliver Percy Bernard
Oliver Percy Bernard OBE MC (8 April 1881 - 15 April 1939) was an English architect, and scenic, graphic and industrial designer. He was instrumental in developing conservative Victorian British taste in a modernist European direction and much of his work is frequently characterised as art deco*.
Born in Camberwell, London, Bernard was the son of Charles Bernard, (d.1894), a theatre manager, and his wife Annie Allen, an actress. He experienced an unhappy childhood in London and, on the death of his father in 1894, left for Manchester to take a job as a theatre stage hand. He took on his own education by reading John Locke, John Ruskin and others. He ultimately took a series of menial jobs at sea, before returning to London to take up
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