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1st South Staffords on the March in Burma, 1944
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

1st South Staffords on the March in Burma, 1944 after 1944

Cecil Constant Philip Lawson (1880–1967)

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Cecil Constant Philip Lawson, ‘military painter and writer’ (as he described himself) was born in Kensington on 20th September 1880, the son of Cecil Gordon Lawson, landscape painter, and his wife, Constance, eldest daughter of the sculptor John Birnie Philip. Constance was a specialist flower painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Grosvenor Gallery, while her younger sister, Beatrice, married two well-known artists: the architect/designer Edward William Godwin and the painter James Abbot McNeil Whistler.

Text source: Art Detective

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