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artist , Graphic designer

Walter Edward Royden Carruthers, British, American Graphic designer, artist. Recipient Silver award London Art Dirs. Association, 1967, 68, Gold medal New York Society Illustrators, 1973, 74, 82.


Carruthers, Walter Edward Royden was born on December 14, 1938 in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Son of Robert James and Irene Grace (Wilson) Carruthers. came to the United States, 1968.


Student, Port Elizabeth Technology College Art School, 1955-1956.


Art director, Afamal, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, 1957; art director, Grant, Cape Town, 1958; art director, Van Zijl and Robertson, Cape Town, 1959; art director, Van Zijl, Schultz, Forsyth and Tredoux, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1959-1960; art director, J. Walter Thompson, Port Elizabeth, 1960-1961; art director, Garland, Compton, England, 1961-1962; art director, Coleman, Prentice and Varley, London, 1962; art director, S. H. Benson, London, 1962-1963; art director, Town Magazine, London, 1963-1964; art director, Benton and Bowles, London, 1964-1965; art director, Collett, Dickenson and Pearce, London, 1965-1966; art director, Jack Tinker and Partners, London, 1966-1967; art director, Kingsley, Manton and Palmer, London, 1968; art director, Daniel and Charles Inc., New York City, 1968-1970; art director, Needham, Harper and Steers, New York City, 1970-1971; art director, Hecht Vidmer Inc., New York City, 1971-1974; art director, Viva Magazine, New York City, 1974; instructor, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1975; senior art director, Lord, Geller, Federico & Einstein, New York City, 1983-1984; senior vice president, senior art director, Ogilvy & Mather, New York City, since 1984. Senior art director W National Broadcasting Company television News, Radio Advertising Bureau accounts. Invited by Republic of South Africa Department Education to visit and open Centenary Celebration exhibition Port Elizabeth Techinikon Art School, 1983.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Galería de Las Américas, Puerto Rico, 1975, Harriet Griffin Gallery, New York City, 1976, Dart Gallery, Chicago, 1977, Galería Carlos Conde III, Puerto Rico, 1977, American Counseling Association Galleries, New York City, 1978, 80, 82, King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, 1982-1983, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1982-1983, Pretoria Art Museum, Republic of South Africa, 1982-1983, Durban Art Gallery, Republic of South Africa, 1982-1983. Exhibited in group shows at Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris, 1969, 73, Musée des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France, 1973, Basle Art Fair, Switzerland, 1978, 80, Fischer Fine Art, London, 1978, Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, 1978, 79, 80, 81 (honorable mention), National Academy of Design, New York City, 1979, Kent State University, Ohio, 1979. Two-man show Art Directors Club, New York City, 1974.


Married Joan Pamela Cory, December 17, 1960. 1 child, Alison Louise.

Robert James Carruthers

Irene Grace (Wilson) Carruthers

Joan Pamela Cory

Alison Louise Carruthers