Harold Shelton

1913 - 1994

Harold Herbert Shelton was born in St Helens, Lancashire. William Green, the principal of Wallasey School of Art, discovered Shelton when he was working as a railway station ticket collector and encouraged him to study at Wallasey, 1934-6. He then went on to study at the Royal College of Art. After World War II he worked for a time as a designer for the Grafton Furnishing Fabrics Company. He became principal of Carlisle School of Art and at Hornsey College of Art where he experienced the 1968 students’ sit-in. He retired from Hornsey in 1977. He lived for many years in Enfield.