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Bruce Carrington Windo

Bruce Carrington Windo

Male 1920 - 2006  (85 years)

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  • Name Bruce Carrington Windo 
    Born 20 Mar 1920  Strood, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2006  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21098  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Percy Carrington Windo,   b. 1872, Hanley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Eastborne, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Gertrude Mabel Melling,   b. Abt 1880,   d. 1968, Eastborne, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1908 
    Family ID F8532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peggy Joan Shepherd,   b. 1922,   d. 2008, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1948 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F8535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • his artistic career was delayed until after World War II. The earliest work traced would appear to be a poster of a coach advertising Duple Motor Bodies Ltd., signed Carrington-Windo in familiar small capitals. The syle was very similar to railway poster advertising of the period and, apparently, Windo went on to produce further posters for regional bus companies in the 1950s.

      Windo was active as a book cover artist from at least 1947 when a number of covers signed 'Bruce' were published by Pan Books (including Graham Greene's Journey Without Maps, Osbert Sitwell's Alive-Alive Oh! and other stories and at least half a dozen others). 'Bruce' was active in 1947-49, possibly giving up to concentrate on the more lucrative advertising posters.

      Examples of his books covers begin to appear again in late 1955 from Panther Books and Windo's covers appeared regularly from Pan Books in 1956-58 and from Arrow Books in 1957-58. His covers could also be seen on pocket libraries in that same era, including Famous Romance Library (1956-58) and Schoolgirls' Picture Library (1959).

      Windo's illustrations appeared in Look and Learn magazine as early as 1965 and as late as 1969; he also produced illustrations for World of Wonder and World of Knowledge Annual.