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Kevin Dean has always had a fascination for ship’s figureheads and their startling graphic qualities. In 2008 Kevin began illustrating all of the figureheads on display in The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, for the book The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth, written by Admiral David Pulvertaft, published in 2009. Other figureheads were also included that can be found in the Historic Dockyard or Gunwharf Quays, amounting to some 37 illustrations. Apart from the images displayed, there are other originals available, please ask to see the portfolio.

Kevin Dean RCA On graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1982, Kevin Dean has illustrated numerous books, designed textiles & ceramics and has exhibited widely. He is also known around the world as the designer of the decorative marble work at the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi, which receives over 5 million visitors a year.