Born in London, the artist studied at the Slade, in Munich and in Paris (1910-12). He travelled widely to paint landscapes, and his painting Spring Riot, Cornwall (1940) was selected as part of the Looking West Exhibition in 1987. Though included in this representative show at Newlyn and the Royal College of Art, there is no documentation of dates when he was working in Cornwall.
His paintings Derelict Clay Pit, Cornwall and Valley of Treen show time away from his London homebase. He designed posters for British Railways (BR), as many West Country artists did. Buckman comments on his sportsmanship (skiing and climbing) and his pleasure in travelling.
Painter in oils, primarily landscape; sculptor; draughtsman; poster designer; stage designer, and teacher
works and access
Works include: Spring Riot, Cornwall (1940); Derelict Clay Pit, Cornwall; Valley of Treen
Access to works: Manchester; Bradford; Rochdale
NEAC; L; RA; RBA; ROI
Fine Art Society Retrospective 1984
NAG Looking West 1987;
Allinson Painter's Pilgrimage (Autobiography)
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Looking West Exhibition catalogue (see Hardie pp73-4)