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From Foreign Parts
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

From Foreign Parts 1934

Ellis Silas (1885–1972)

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Painter, stained glass artist and writer, son of the painter Louis Silas, was born in London. He studied painting with his father and Walter Sickert and is notable for his landscapes and marine studies. Was a war artist for the Australian government during World War I, one of his books being Crusading at Anzac. Also travelled extensively in Papua, featured in his volume A Primitive Arcadia. Member of UA, Ridley Art Club and London Sketch Club; showed with RA, ROI and RI, and had one-man shows at Fine Art Society and Hereford City Museum and Art Gallery, which holds his work, as does the British Museum. Lived in London.

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


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