Mural in the Lecture Hall

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Mural in the Lecture Hall

On this day in 1932, Sir Philip Sassoon formally unveiled artist Archibald Ziegler’s murals inRead More

On this day in 1932, Sir Philip Sassoon formally unveiled artist Archibald Ziegler’s murals in the Lecture Hall in Toynbee Hall.
Ziegler born in Plaistow in 1903 worked as a ship’s galley boy on an expedition to the Arctic, then as an engineer, before attending the Royal Academy Schools and winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. His first big commission was this mural and as a former student at Toynbee Halls National Extension College he agreed to paint on house painters wages .