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Self Portrait
(Born Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 4 January 1878; died Fryern Court, nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire, 31 October 1961). British painter and draughtsman. He studied at the Slade School, 1894–8. In his early days there ‘he appeared a neat, timid, unremarkable personality’ (DNB), but after injuring his head diving into the sea while on holiday in Pembrokeshire in 1897 he became a dramatically changed figure, described by Wyndham Lewis as ‘a great man of action into whose hands the fairies had placed a paintbrush instead of a sword’.

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