Architect and artist, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Trained at the school of architecture at Leeds College of Art from 1925, cramming five years’ study into four. Obtained his diploma in 1930. Went into private practice in 1930, the Kingston, Surrey, swimming baths one of the jobs he worked on. A RIBA scholarship in 1935 took him to America, where he met his future wife. In 1936 returned to Lanchester & Lodge, where he had done his practical training. During World War II served in the Army, achieving the rank of captain. From 1945–72 was a partner in Lanchester & Lodge. Did much work at Leeds University, where a glass-reinforced polyester wall decoration of 1963, called A Celebration of Engineering Sciences, was completed by him. Retired to Trebetherick, Cornwall, where he died.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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