It is with sadness that we note the death of Leicester artist Dr Rigby Graham. Graham attended the Leicester College of Art and then returned as a lecturer in graphic design, printing and bookbinding. He was also an Associate Fellow of Leicester Polytechnic. He was well-known for his landscape works as well as book illustrations and murals.
The DMU Art Collection and Archives includes works by Graham. In 1953 he was responsible for the artwork in the College of Art Diary, taking a theme of seasonal Leicester landscapes.
Spring: Hedging at Willoughby Waterless
Summer: Harvesting near Newton Harcourt
Autumn: Ploughing towards Glooston
Winter: Early morning at Shangton
For more information about the College of Art Diaries, see http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb3071-d/025
About Katharine Short
When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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