Ken died in January 2013 aged 74.
A Stretham boy, he came to SGS in 1950. He was a cricketer and footballer and winner of the Junior and Senior Art Prizes.
above: from the 1954
self portrait, by permission of
Mrs Marian Vail
Peter Fluck in his obituary for Ken in the Guardian says "I met Ken at Cambridge School of Art in the mid-1950s, where we studied under Paul Hogarth, among others, and with my future Spitting Image partner Roger Law and John Holder, now a well-known illustrator. John says that "while we were messing about with guitars, Ken was a cool jazz drummer"."
Ken's obituary in the Guardian by Peter Fluck http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/mar/27/ken-vail-obituary
Ken Vail Design http://www.kvgd.com/
Ken's books on jazz on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Vail/e/B001KHT17U/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1358438687&sr=8-1
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