Painter, pottery and stained glass artist, born in Stratford, Lancashire. After working as a designer for Pilkington’s Pottery Company under Gordon Forsyth, Cundall studied at Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to Royal College of Art, 1912. After World War I Army service he returned to Royal College in 1918, then was at Slade School of Fine Art, 1919–20, and in Paris. Cundall travelled widely in several continents and became noted for his panoramic pictures, such as Bank Holiday, Brighton, in Tate Gallery’s collection. He was a member of NEAC, RP, RWS and other bodies and was a prolific RA exhibitor. Had first solo show at Colnaghi, 1927. Official War Artist in World War II, during which he was elected RA, 1944. His wife was the painter Jacqueline Pietersen.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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