Taking over from Francis G WOOD as Headmaster of Penzance School of Art, Lias was to remain there as its moving force until his sudden death at age fifty-five. Much loved and respected, he had begun life classes at the school, and also taught art out of doors. He exhibited illuminations between 1918-19 (many now at Penlee House, Penzance), and also at the RA.
Painter and illuminator
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall (See Waverly essay pp21-3)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Waverly (2003) The Penzance School of Art, 1853-2003