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 Armorial Art by Lee Lumbley


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LEE LUMBLEY is a digital heraldic artist and designer from Dallas, Texas, USA. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Amateur Heralds. His other affiliations include the American Heraldry Society, The Heraldry Society, the Royal Heraldic Society of Canada, the Society of Heraldic Arts, the International Society of Commoners Heraldry, and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. In 2018, Lee was the contributing author of John Tepper Marlin, PhD's volume Oxford College Arms, published by Boissevain Books, New York. That text is currently being edited for its fifth printing. In 2021, The Heraldry Society's Coat of Arms published an article of his research along with his artwork to that text as an expansion and update to John P Brooke-Little's 1951 series. His current projects include a book and articles on the Arms of the Colleges of Cambridge University, contributing to another Coat of Arms article authored Bernhard Juby, PhD, working toward his L-RHSC, and publication of his artwork in a forthcoming volume on armorial bookplates. In 2019, He was a featured artist in the Dutch Heraldic Publication Blazeon and his work has appeared in various other publications. 


If you wish to discuss a possible commission work, please feel free to contact Lee via e-mail at or see his facebook page at Lee Lumbley, Heraldic Artist.


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Marlin, John Tepper, and Lee Lumbley. Oxford College Arms: Intriguing stories that lurk behind the shields of Oxford’s 44 colleges and Halls. New York: Boissevain Books, 2018. Available on Amazon: 


Ridgway, Claire. “Oxford’s Six Tudor Colleges by John Tepper Marlin.” The Tudor Society, September 15, 2018.


Lofthouse, Richard. “Off the Shelf [Review of Oxford College Arms by John Tepper Marlin].” The Quad. Oxford Alumni, September 10, 2018.  


Marlin, John Tepper. “Coats of Arms of Oxbridge.” Lecture presented at the Oxford and Cambridge Club Alumni Lecture Series, London, April 15-16, 2018.


Grothues, Bernard. “Heraldische Kunstenaars: Lee Lumbley, van Amerikaans Operazanger En Componist Tot Heraldicus.” Blazoen, 2019, no. 3 (September 2019).


Lumbley, Lee. “Oxford College Arms.” The Coat of Arms: Annual Journal of the Heraldry Society, 4, 4, no. 238 (2021): 57–74.


Lumbley, Lee, et al. “Talking with the Artists 2.0.” Royal Heraldry Society of Canada Toronto Branch, October 10, 2021.


Juby, Bernard A, and Lee Lumbley. “The Dilke-Devereux Armorial Pedigree at Maxstoke Castle, Warwickshire.” The Coat of Arms Annual Journal of the Heraldry Society, 4, 5, no. 239 (2022): 86–106.


Lumbley, Lee, and Fabienne Fusade. “Luke Gerald Settee.” Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada VIII, 190. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Heraldic Authority, 15 June 2023.

Here is a sample of Mr Lumbley's recent work. Clicking on an image will fully open the picture.

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