George BELCHER 1875–1947
Comic artist, etcher and painter of genre, sporting subjects and still life. Born 19 September 1875 in London. Studied at Gloucester School of Art. Drew for the Punch Almanac from 1906 and for Punch itself regularly from 1911; also for The Tatler and Vanity Fair. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1909; A.R.A. 1931, R.A. 1946. First one-man show at the Leicester Galleries 1909. Died at Chiddingfold, Surrey, 3 October 1947. Retrospective exhibition at Cranleigh Hall 1954.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I