Trained as gold- and silver-smith, he studied painting at Birmingham School of Arts and Crafts. He also trained in London and Paris. He taught art and took annual trips to Cornwall with students, usually to Polperro with visits to St Ives.
He later shared a Porthmeor studio in St Ives with David COX, with whom he became friendly in the late 1940s. Of Cox he painted a portrait that was exhibited with STISA in 1949 at Swindon.
Between the years 1928-39 he exhibited in seven separate exhibitions in the Paris Salons, winning an Honourable Mention for his initial entry The Schoolboy, and both bronze and silver medals in later years.
Posthumously, a review of his remaining work and studio contents is a work-in-progress, to be found at http://www.fleetwood-walker.co.uk.
Portrait and figure painter in oils and water-colour; teacher
works and access
Works include: The Schoolboy (1928); Mollie and Stella
Access to work: Birmingham; Coventry; Dudley; Imperial War Museum, London; Leeds; Liverpool; Royal Collection; Stoke; Wolverhampton; Copenhagen; Dublin; Stockholm; Vienna; Wellington, New Zealand
Paris Salons (7) 1928-39 (Honourable Mention 1928, both bronze and silver medals in later years)
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p325)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
RA Dictionary of Membership
Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash (illus)