Painter, muralist, designer, printmaker and teacher whose work had a Neo-Romantic tinge and a strong sense of design. Holland was educated at Kingston Grammar School, Chelsea and Willesden Schools of Art. He was awarded a Royal Exhibition to the Royal College of Art, 1936, which he refused, preferring to paint on his own. Taught design, painting and drawing at Willesden, Harrow and Goldsmiths’ College Schools of Art, then was appointed principal of York School of Art, 1949, of Guildford School of Art, 1951. He completed mural decorations for Cunard Line, schools and libraries. Exhibited at RA from 1937, also with NEAC, LG, with Redfern Gallery and in touring shows. In 1950 he shared an exhibition with Austin Wright at York City Art Gallery which holds his work, as does the Arts Council.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)