Philip Connard RA 1875 - 1958

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Philip Connard was born in Southport, Lancashire. Began working as a house-painter and attended evening classes in art. Won a Scholarship to the R.C.A. and in 1898 a British Institution Prize which took him to Paris. On his return to London worked as an illustrator and taught at the Lambeth School of Art. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1906, member 1909; foundation member of the National Portrait Society 1911; A.R.A. 1918, R.A. 1925, Keeper 1945–9; R.W.S. 1934. One-man exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries 1912 and later at Barbizon House. Official War Artist to the Royal Navy 1916–18. Painted murals for the Queen's Doll's House, Windsor, 1924; for New Delhi and for the liner Queen Mary 1935. C.V.O. 1950. Lived from 1932 in Richmond, Surrey. His works are represented in many public collections (see BBC Your Paintings).