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Barnett Freedman, British Official War Artist, Dies in London

Barnett Freedman, 56-year-old painter, and official artist to British armed services in the second World War, died here Saturday. Born in the East End of London, Mr. Freedman scored a major success in 1935 when a silver jubilee stamp he designed was approved by the King George V. In 1940 he was named an official war artist and assigned to the British force in France, being evacuated when the British were forced to retreat from the Continent. Between 1941 and 1946 he was an artist with the Admirality.

Mr. Freedman, who began teaching himself art at the age of 15, later received a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art. He also produced plays by Israel Zangwill and illustrated books. Many of his works have been acquired by the Tate Museum in London, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Contemporary Art Society and the museums of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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