Painter, notable for historical subjects, son of the artist Robert Roe and father of the critic and writer Frederic Gordon Roe. He studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and with Seymour Lucas. From 1887 showed at RA, ROI, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and with several groups of which he was a member: RBA, 1895; RI, 1909; and RBC, 1920. Among his portrait subjects was King Edward VII. Victoria & Albert Museum, Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich and several other provincial collections hold examples. He spent many years studying old oak furniture and writing about it. An Arts Club member who lived in London.

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

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