Painter, born in Oxford into a musical family. His second wife was Brenda Moore, the sculptor and painter, who modelled a head of Campbell Taylor. He was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, and Cheltenham College. Then studied at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford; St John’s Wood School of Art; and Royal Academy Schools, which he entered in 1905. Exhibited at RA (he was elected RA in 1931) from late 1890s and in 1907 painted a large picture, The Rehearsal, now in Tate Gallery, which put him in the forefront of academic painters.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)