Painter, notably of architectural watercolours and portraits, and teacher, born in Cardiff, south Wales. He studied with Richard Hatton at Armstrong College, Newcastle (later King’s College and Newcastle University) until World War I interrupted, when he served with the Army in France, where he continued to sketch. Returned to Armstrong College, where he qualified with distinction, teaching on the staff of King’s College and nearby in Hexham before becoming a full-time artist. Showed at RA, RSA and at Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle which gave him a big exhibition in 1942. It holds a lunette by him of the building of Newcastle plus a series of lively watercolours of street scenes. Lived finally in Gosforth, Northumberland.

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

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