Francis Marshall

1901 - 1980

United Kingdom After service in the Navy, Marshall studied at the Slade. In 1928 he was taken on by Vogue where he remained until the war in 1939 when he returned to the Navy, serving as a Camouflage Officer for the duration of the war. He was British Vogue's star illustrator. Marshall's descriptions of the British social round, the horses, the balls, the boxes at the opera, were among the principal delights of Vogue throughout the 20s and 30s. He continued to be active as a freelance illustrator after the Second World War, illustrating for the Paris fashion houses and for Vogue.