Born in Watford, he was educated at Highgate School and University College, London. He produced etchings, drypoints and aquatints. In 1910 he was living at Winkleigh in North Devon, but shortly before the Great War he had moved to 1 Draycott Terrace, St Ives, working from Beach Studio.
In 1924 he reputedly made a new departure into watercolour, as in addition to his well-known fine drypoint pictures, he showed ten paintings. Congratulated on the success of these, they were scenes chiefly of Cornwall and Devon. He had his own printing press so he could supervise the printing of his works personally. His wife was well known for her embroidery. He appears to have left the area in about 1930, as an exhibition address for that year was Woodchurch, Kent, and in 1935 he was living in Uffculme, Devon.
Etching, drypoint and aquatint artist, painter in watercolour
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Works include: Pudding Bag Lane (1914, aquatinit); Hayle Estuary (1914, etching); Burford, Oxford (1915, etching); Hayle (1915, aquatint); Wind Torn Tree (1923); Skipton Castle (1923); The Wood Gatherers (1923); The Forest Sentinel (1923); A Spring Day (1923); Top of the Hill (1923)
St Ives January 1914; Lanham's February,1914, Painters and Etchers exhibition March1914, Show Day March 1914, March 1915, September 1922; Beach Studio (including 29 drypoints and a number of aquatints) March 1923, April 1923; New Print Society Exhibition (etchers, printers, litho & woodcuts) March 1924; STISA 1932, Touring Show; Plymouth Art Gallery, St Ives and Newlyn joint exhibition1922,
STISA 1928-1932; STIAC 1921 and 1922 (President)
Hardie (2010) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner
St Ives Times 2 Jan 1914, 6 Feb 1914, 6 Mar 1914, 27 Mar 1914, 19 Mar 1915, 23 Mar 1923, 6 Apr 1923, 21 Mar 1924
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash; (2010) Sea Change
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