Alfred Munnings, better known as a curmudgeonly Creature of the Art Establishment (as President of the Royal Academy) known for his painterly fresh depictions of the Equine World, was born in Mendham in Suffolk in 1878 and at the age of 14, (and until he was twenty) worked as an apprentice with a firm of Norwich printers. When he was twenty he slipped easily into the life of a full time painter.

I have added an advertisement he designed for Collier's Animal Feed Purveyor's dated to 1899 at the end of his time as a graphic designer.


Caley's of Norwich made Crackers for Christmas and Chocolates for months during the year when that trade was slack.