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Painter, born in London, where he lived all his life. Much of his output was views of Islington, where he lived in the same terraced house from 1912. After serving in World War I Webster worked as a baker, on the land and as a clerk before beginning to paint in 1926. He studied at the Working Men’s College with Percy Horton and Barnett Freedman and in 1945 gained the Lowes Dickinson Scholarship. Showed at RA, RBA, at Roland, Browse & Delbanco, Leicester and Comedy Galleries, but did not have a solo show until a retrospective at Upper Street Gallery near his home, in 1970. Lord Clark, Lady Epstein and Ivon Hitchens owned his work. Webster’s pictures were simple and unsophisticated, but were painted, he said, because of “some bug inside.

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

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