Blunt, Wilfred

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Blunt, Wilfred Gender: M
Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
born on 19 July 1901 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°04 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 19°54'


English art teacher, author, and artist.

He was educated at Marlborough College (scholar), Worcester College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art. He taught art at Haileybury College (1923–37) and Eton College (1937–59) and helped to start a revolution in the hand-writing of British school-children, using the 15th-century Italian Cancellaresca ("Chancery") script as a basis. He was curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83).

His brother was Anthony Blunt, Poussin expert and spy.

Wilfrid Blunt died on 8 January 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Wilfrid Blunt, "Married to a single life: an autobiography, 1901-1938" (1983), p. 2: "Each stage of my early progress was diligently recorded by my mother in a little book entitled All about Baby, . . . From it the curious would learn that I was born at 9 p.m. on 19 July and weighed 8 lb. 2 oz."


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (art)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction