David Wilde was born in
Later, he illustrated a series of erotic books and short stories and was featured along side Picasso and Dali, exhibiting in
During the war he served as a draughtsman at the rank of Petty Officer and later became a freelance artist and designer for large national companies.
He worked for 9 years as senior technical artist at Carlton Press. During this time he became acquainted with Lowry and Peter Blake.
After a short illness David Wilde (Norman Shacklock) died in hospital in 1978. He left behind a fine body of work covering the industrial north, particularly
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