William Kermode MC was an artist best known for his illustrations to Henry Williamson's The Patriot's Progress, published in 1930. The illustrations were linocuts, an unusual medium.William Kermode was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1895. During the First World War he served on the Western Front with the British Army, being awarded the Military Cross. Post-war he maintained a studio in Pimlico, London. He died in 1959, aged 64.