John Gilroy
(1898-1985)

Died aged 86

John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 – 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout.

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25 Kingsley Place. John Gilroy 1898-1985. Lived in this house as a boy. Royal Portrait painter, Advertising designer & artist famous for the Guinness Zoo Animals & World War II posters. ‘Be like Dad - Keep Mum’.

25 Kingsley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they lived