Artist, born in London, who early showed an aptitude for drawing and mathematics. In 1916 he was chosen to join Royal Air Service Corps, training as a rear gunner. After World War I he was asked to plan a factory in Bruges for English Electric Light Bulb Company and during that time discovered a natural talent for painting, which then became his dominant interest. He studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools, 1924–7, and briefly in Paris. During World War II he worked with an ambulance unit in France, then as an Official War Artist, later running a unit which decorated canteens for the 8th Army in Africa and Italy. Before the war Lambourn had shown in London, having a solo exhibition with Matthiesen Gallery in 1938.

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

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