Percival Albert (Percy) Trompf (1902-1964) was an Australian commercial artist best known for his travel posters, books, advertising hoardings and pamphlets promoting the nation's tourist industry and Australian and international corporations and companies. His colour lithography was recognised as distinctive during his career and since, Art Deco in style, and innovative in its use of flat colour.
Trompf was born on 30 May 1902 in Beaufort, Victoria. His family later moved to Ballarat, and he was educated at Sebastopol Primary School. He became one of the earliest students at the Ballarat School of Mines' Ballarat Technical Art School where he left with his certificate in 1917.
In 1923, Trompf moved to Melbourne and joined the commercial art firm of Giles & Richards. He remained with the firm for two years, before setting up his own studio in 1925. Trompf's early work was largely in the field of more...
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