On Sesquicentennial of First Tube Ride, a Look at the Incredible Design Influence of London Underground

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Frank Pick

credit: Frank Pick/ National Portrait gallery

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That man was Frank Pick, who started with the Underground Electric Railways in 1906 and ended up being described by Pevsner in 1942 as “the greatest patron of the arts whom this century has so far produced in England and indeed the ideal patron of our age”

There wasn't an inch of the system that he didn't touch and have an influence on.