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ID: 500125487
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500125487

 

Record Type: Person
Fletcher, Alan (English graphic designer, typographer, and author, 1931-2006)

Note: Born in Nairobi, Kenya to British parents, September 27, 1931. Fletcher moved to West London when 5 years old after his father's sudden death. He later studied at the Royal College of Art, London, then graduate design school at Yale University in the United States from 1956, where he studied with Paul Rand, Herbert Matter, and Josef Albers. He worked with the motion picture title designer Saul Bass in Los Angeles before returning to London in 1959. In 1960 he formed the design firm Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, which became Pentagram in 1972. He authored several books on aspects of design, and was consultant art director for Phaidon's Art and Ideas series.

Names:
Fletcher, Alan (preferred,V,English-P,NA,U)
Alan Fletcher (V,display,English,NA,U)
Fletcher, Alan Gerard (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
graphic artist
graphic designer
commercial artist
typographer
author
consultant
designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Nairobi (Nairobi City, Kenya) (inhabited place)
Died:  East Sussex (England, United Kingdom) (county)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee of ....  Bass, Saul  
....................  (American graphic designer, 1920-1996) [500021030]
student of ....  Albers, Josef  
..................  (German-American painter and theorist, 1888-1976) [500033049]
student of ....  Matter, Herbert  
..................  (Swiss and American photographer and designer, 1907-1984) [500035065]
student of ....  Rand, Paul  
..................  (American painter and graphic designer, 1914-1996) [500063342]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Fletcher, Alan (I)

Biographies:
(English graphic designer, typographer, and author, 1931-2006) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British designer, 1931-2006) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(British artist, born Kenya 1931) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Alan Fletcher ........ [GRISC, MoMA, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Fletcher, Alan ........ [AVERY Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  Heller, Alan Fletcher, New York Times (2006)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50003536; accessed 26 September 2006
..............................  Mellor, Sixties Art Scene in London (1993) 226
Fletcher, Alan Gerard ........ [VP]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50003536

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50003536
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Heller, Alan Fletcher, New York Times (2006)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50003536
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50003536; accessed 26 September 2006
....................  Mellor, Sixties Art Scene in London (1993) 226
....................  NSF50003536; dates from the New York Times, Sept.26, 2006
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Heller, Alan Fletcher, New York Times (2006)
.......... Mellor, Sixties Art Scene in London (1993) 226
.......... NSF50003536; dates from the New York Times, Sept.26, 2006
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