(b nr. Brakpan, Johannesburg, 21 Nov. 1910; d nr. Newark-on-Trent, 9 Aug. 1943). British painter and art critic, born in South Africa. He moved to England in 1931 and became a pupil of Duncan Grant. In the early 1930s he painted abstracts, but from 1934 to 1937 he abandoned painting for journalism, writing art criticism in a socialist vein. When he returned to painting it was in the soberly naturalistic style associated with the Euston Road School.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)