Edward LE BAS b. 1904
Painter of portraits, genre and still life. Born 27 October 1904 in London of Channel Islands descent. Took a degree in Architecture at Cambridge 1924. Spent two months in the studio of the painter and engraver Hermann Paul at Meudon, Paris, in 1922. Studied painting at the R.C.A. from 1924. Worked in Majorca, Morocco and France. First one-man exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery 1936. Member of the National Society 1933 and the London Group 1942. A.R.A. 1942, R.A. 1953. His collection of twentieth-century English and French painting was exhibited at the R.A. Diploma Gallery 1963.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I