Artist, teacher and writer, born in Liverpool, father of the artist Ella Doreen Vinall. After education in Burgess Hill, Sussex, Vinall studied at Royal College of Art, under Frank Short and Édouard Lantéri, gaining associate status in 1897, also studying at City and Guilds of London Institute. He was a Royal Exhibitioner and Queen’s Prizeman. He became a member of UA and National Society of Art Masters, founding the Woodstock Art Courses. Published a number of instructional books, including Art and How to Study It, Freearm & Industrial Drawing and Crayon and Pastel Work for Schools, and sometimes wrote as T V Allen. Exhibited RA, RP, ROI, in provincial galleries and at Paris Salon. Lived in Ealing, west London.

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

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