Lord METHUEN b. 1886
Paul Ayshford, Lord Methuen, landscape and figure painter. Born 29 September 1886 at Corsham, Wiltshire, son of Field-Marshal Lord Methuen. Educated at New College, Oxford, taking a Degree in Natural Science 1910. Studied under Sir Charles Holmes at Oxford and later under Sickert. Assistant at the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, 1910–14; served in the Scots Guards 1914–19; Trustee of the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery 1938–45; Monuments and Fine Arts Officer 1944–5. First one-man show at the Warren Gallery 1928. Exhibited with the N.E.A.C. from 1931 (member 1943) and with the R.B.A. from 1936 (member 1939). President of the Royal West of England Academy since 1939. A.R.W.S. 1944; R.W.S. 1952. Hon. A.R.I.B.A. 1947. A.R.A. 1951; R.A. 1959.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II