Born in Brighton, the artist was a pupil at the FORBES SCHOOL (c1906-10), acquiring the affectionate nickname of 'Mitrat' from the circle of artists around 'Fryn' JESSE and 'Mibs' (Elizabeth FORBES) who produced the Paper Chase local magazine. Musgrave contributed 'The Diary of an Art Student' to the 1908 Paper Chase.
Though it is known that he exhibited at NAG, there are no sales recorded for him in the period. British sources report his home as being in Fittleworth, Sussex. He also studied in Munich, and exhibited at the RA in 1911. By 1916 he had moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he remained, and he also worked at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where his summer home was located at Truro (a tiny rural village).
Painter of portraits, landscape, wildlife, and murals
AskART (D W Tuthill, grandson of the artist)
Green (2002) Posing the Model
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall pp86-88 'The Paper Chase'
Johnson & Greutzner
Paper Chase Vol 1
Who Was Who in American Art
Wood Victorian Painters;