Edward Alfred (Ted) Lewis
Ted Lewis, sometimes called “Ed” or “Lew” was born in the Manchester suburb of Stretford in 1940. From 1946 he was brought up in Barton upon Humber, attending Barton County Primary School, Castledyke and later Barton Grammar School where writer and poet, Henry Treece, was Head of English. From an early age Ed developed a natural talent for sketching. His focussed attendance at local cinemas yielded a vast knowledge of films, particularly those featuring tough adventures. Lee Marvin was his favourite, especially in Shack Out on 101.
Treece encouraged and mentored Lewis, later being instrumental in his decision to enter Hull College of Arts and Crafts which he did in 1956 aged 16, subsequently obtaining his diploma in 1960. During his time in Hull he played piano with the Unity Jazz Band, exhibiting considerable talent. In 1961 Lewis left the area to concentrate on a career in graphic art including advertising and the illustration of children’s books.
Lewis’s talents enabled him to move into film graphics, notably the 1966 Lone Ranger series and The Beatles Yellow Submarine.