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(b Halifax, Yorkshire, 22 Oct. 1879; d London, 29 Sept. 1959). British painter. He studied at the Slade School, 1905–7, and for a short time in Paris (1911) under Matisse. Thereafter he identified strongly with French art and during the interwar years he spent much of his time in France, mainly in Aix-en-Provence and Paris. He was delicate in health and of a nervous disposition, but this is hardly apparent from his work, which uses colour in a bold, unnaturalistic manner echoing the Fauves.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)