Artist biography

William LOGSDAIL 1859–1944

Painter of portraits and architectural and landscape subjects with figures. Born 25 May 1859 in Lincoln. Studied at Lincoln School of Art and the R.C.A.; also in Antwerp 1879 at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts under Verlat. Lived in Venice 1881–7; in London 1887–92; in Venice again 1892–1901. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1877. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1886. Painted mainly architectural subjects until 1902; thereafter mainly portraits, including those of Lord Curzon, Lord and Lady Halifax, and Lord Grey of Falloden. Died at Noke, near Oxford, 3 September 1944.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I