George BISSILL b. 1896
Painter and furniture designer. Born 22 June 1896 at Fairford, Gloucestershire, son of a coal-miner; worked as a miner for six years. Served in France 1915–18 and was gassed. Studied at the Nottingham School of Art for one year 1920–1. Came to London and worked as a pavement artist 1921–4. First one-man exhibition at the Redfern Gallery 1924. Exhibited regularly at the R.A. from 1955.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I