Donia Nachshen

Illustrator, poster designer

Born Zhitomir, 22 January 1903

Died UK, 1987


Donia Esther Nachshen was born into a Jewish family that feld the city of Zhitomir after the 1905 progrom. Eventually the family settled in London where Donia enrolled in the Slade School of Art. She started working as a book illustrator by the 1920s. Nachshen is best known for the posters she designed for the high-profile campaigns by Board of Trade during the second World War.