Painter of birds and animals, born in London, where he died. Wardle studied privately and at the zoo. He was a prolific exhibitor, showing at RA from 1880–1935; he was a member of PS, RI and RBC; and he also showed widely at RBA, ROI and Arthur Tooth and Sons. His first one-man show was at Fine Art Society in 1931. Tate Gallery holds his study Fate, a Chantrey Bequest purchase in 1904. Work also held by Victoria & Albert Museum and Leeds City Art Gallery. Was included in The British Sporting Art Trust’s 1983 show at Alpine Gallery.

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

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