Portrait painter, full name Francis Wilfred Higgins, who was born and finally lived in Chester and who attended the School of Art there. Also studied in London and Italy. Showed RA, RHA, widely in Canada as well as in Australia and on the continent, notably at the Paris Salon. Joined the Art Workers’ Guild in 1936.

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

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