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Marine, portrait and figure painter and teacher, born in Southport, Lancashire, who studied at Warrington School of Art and with Stanhope Forbes. During World War I he was a captain with the Royal Field Artillery. After living in Newlyn he settled in St Ives, Cornwall, where he started teaching in the Shore Studio where he worked. Hayward was a member of St Ives Art Club. He showed at the RA Summer Exhibition 1920–47, also ROI, RSA, RWA and Paris Salon. His pictures were acquired by public galleries in Warrington and Auckland, New Zealand and the National Portrait Gallery obtained his 1933 self-portrait from the Fine Art Society in 1985. Hayward’s paintings are commonly modest in size, but are notable for their depiction of glittering light on water.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)