Lionel Edwards was born in Clifton Bristol, but grew up in Conway North Wales. Here Edwards spent the majority of his early childhood following country pursuits and drawing instead of any formal education. Edward’s artistic talents came from his maternal Scottish grandmother, Ann Robertson, who was a pupil of Romney. He studied under A.S. Cope in South Kensington, and at the renowned Heatherley School of Fine Art and also at the Frank Calderon School of Animal Painting.
A keen hunting man, he spent his life combining hunting and painting. Most of his pictures were worked from sketches made on the spot. During the First World War he worked in the Army Remount Service.
For six years he illustrated for The Graphic in London. He then moved to the country and was able to make a living painting sporting pictures and enjoying plenty of hunting. Many prints were produced after his paintings; the early ones were of a caricature type but as time progressed his work became more traditional. He painted a series of pictures of named hunts entitled “Shires and Provinces” which were produced as limited edition prints. Watercolour was his favourite medium though he used oils more frequently in later life. His work was very sensitive, showing a superb understanding of horses coupled with a great ability to paint fine landscapes and skies. He also painted many portraits of racehorses and hunters.
Medium : Pencil with watercolour and bodycolour
Dimensions (unframed) : 10 x 13.75 in / 25.3 x 34.3 cm
Signature : Signed and dated 1917 lower right. Richard Green label verso
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