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Painter, born in Valparaiso, Chile. Although he began painting when small, it was only when he spent two years in Bradford, having travelled to England in 1908 to join the cloth trade, that he began studying art at the College of Art. Then studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1912–16, winning a scholarship in 1914. Became associated with Roger Fry and the Omega Workshops and began to show with NEAC of which he was a member, and elsewhere. In the mid-1920s he spent several years back in Chile, painting and boxing at championship level, then had a show of his Chilean pictures at Leicester Galleries in 1926. Married the painter Meraud Guinness in 1929 and went to live in France, concentrating on imaginary portraits and landscapes. His portrait of Edith Sitwell, in Tate Gallery collection, is one of his finest works.

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

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