(1904 - 1993)
Roland Davies was active/lived in United Kingdom. Roland Davies is known for painting, illustration, design, comics.
Roland Oxford Davies (b. Stourport, Worcestershire U.K. 7/22/1904; d. 12/10/1993)
1919-1921 Attended Ipswich Art School
1922-1925 Apprenticeship with a Lithography Co. specializing in Cinema and Railway Posters
1926 Staff Artist for Temple Press designing covers for Autocar and Motor Cycle Magazines through the 1930's
1928 Designed covers for Modern Boy Magazine
1931 Illustrated set of 50 Ogden's Tobacco Cards titled Motor Races 1931
1932 Started Come on Steve comic strip featuring Steve the Horse. Appeared in Sunday Express until 1939 and then in the Sunday Dispatch for another 10 years.
1933 Created Post Card Covers for J.Salmon Ltd.
1935-1938 Created 6 animated movie shorts based on Come on Steve Cartoon Strip.
1938 Drew Comic Strip Series Whoopee Hank and Contrary Mary the Moke for The Beano.
1939-1945 Illustrated Home Front War Posters for Britain's Ministry of Information
1949 Drew weekly comic serial Sexton Blake for The Knockout. Wrote and illustrated The Daily Mail Speedway Book.
1950 Illustrated Jill Crusoe for School Friend until 1959.
1950's-1960's Illustrated and wrote many Annuals such as a UK version of Roy Rogers, Children's Books, Safety Posters and Comics such as Dixon of Dock Green and Norman and Henry Bones.
1952 Wrote and Illustrated The Ace Book of Speed.
1954 Illustrated Red Ray for TV Comic until 1956.
1961 Illustrated Pete Madden for The Knockout until 1973
1965 Illustrated a version of Beetle Bailey for TV Comic
c 1970 Semi-Retired from illustration field to devote time to traditional painting.
1976 Wrote and Illustrated Book Tim The Sheriff
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