John Tucker, watercolour artist/illustrator 2016
John Tucker (formerly FRSA MSIAD) studied furniture and interior design at High Wycombe School of Art and Design between 1954 and 1958.
He joined the design team at Minty of Oxford following National Service with the RAF. Following a break to work in a design studio in London for two years, he was asked to return to the company as chief designer where he remained for many years, during which time he was appointed design director responsible for product design, exhibition design, brochure design, graphic design and all aspects affecting the public image of the company.
He left the company in 1992 and continued his profession on a free-lance basis working closely with other British furniture manufacturers – and when time permitted, restored antique furniture. This interest continues in semi-retirement. He also now writes articles, illustrates books and is a keen watercolour artist.