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Last NameBeall    
Given NameLester    
alt. NamesL. B. ;    
Year born1903 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA    
Year died1969    
Place of death    
Father's occupation    
EducationChicago's Lane Technical School and graduate from the University of Chicago    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forposter series for the United States Government's Rural Electrification Administration ; Scope, a promotional magazine in the 1940s and 1950s distributed to medical doctors ; Chicago Tribune, Sterling Engraving, The Art Directors Club of New York, Hiram Walker, Abbott Laboratories and Time magazine ;    
Techniquesapplied graphic design    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Beall ; http://www.aiga.org/medalist-lesterbeall    
Published sourcesDesign 1964 Art Directors Club Visual Communications Conference ; Kepes: Language of Vision ; R. Roger Remington: Lester Beall, Trailblazer of American Graphic Design (1996) ; Lester Beall: Space, Time, and Content ; RIT Graphic Design (2003) ; Michael Sappol: Body Modern. Fritz Kahn, Scientific Illustration and the Homuncular Subject (Minneapolis 2017: 158 & 160) ;    
otherAmerican graphic designer, typographer, and painter; a leading proponent of modernist graphic design in the United States. He began his design career in 1927. By 1935 Beall had decided to move to New York and in late September of that year had opened a studio/office in his apartment in Tudor City on Manhattan's east side. In 1936, while maintaining the office in New York, he moved to Wilton, Connecticut where he established his home and studio in a rural setting. He was to remain in Wilton until 1950. In 1949 he purchased Dumbarton Farm in Brookfield and, in 1950, he moved to consolidate all his operation there.    

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