Born at Orchard Hill, near Bideford, Devon, Littlejohns began as a pupil-teacher at the Bideford School of Art, aged sixteen. He married the artist Idalia Blanche Littlejohns, and worked from Brook Green, London.
Together with Leonard RICHMOND, the two would be a major force in art-teaching books for half a century. His books include Art in Schools; Sketching from Nature in Line and Tone; The Technique of Watercolour (with Leonard Richmond) and The Art of Painting in Pastel.
Painter, illustrator, writer and teacher
works and access
Works include: Low Tide St Ives (1923); Whitley Bay; A Scottish Harbour
Access to works: National Railway Museum; Science and Society Picture Library; Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
His books include Art in Schools; Sketching from Nature in Line and Tone; The Technique of Watercolour (with Leonard Richmond); The Art of Painting in Pastel
Fine Art Society
London May 1923
misc further info
St Ives Times 4 May 1923
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of British Artists
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p335)
Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960);
(2003) Creating a Splash;
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1911-20 list)