DUGDALE, Thomas Cantrell

1880 - 1952

Thomas Cantrell Dugdale

Thomas Cantrell Dugdale was born at Cheltenham Street, Blackburn, Lancashire on 2 June 1880, fifth child of Alfred Dugdale (1838-12 August 1907), a commercial traveller, and his Irish born wife Mary Moorhead née Fitchey (c1845-31 March 1916), who married at Mariée Neuchatel and afterwards by Pasteur L. P. Schinz, at the Reformed French Protestant Church on 8 August 1876, when both were of Salford. In 1881 Tommy was a 10-month-old, living at 7 Cheltenham Street, Blackburn with his parents, 42-year-old Alfred and 36-year-old Mary M., with siblings Mary 14, born in Egypt, Alfred 11, born Salford and William Francis 3, born Blackburn, another son named Alfred had been born in 1868, who died in the same year. In 1891, Tommy, as he was known, was a 10-year-old, living at Gainsborough Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Lancashire with his parents, 52-year-old Alfred and 46-year-old Mary and two sibling brothers, Alfred 21 and William 13. Tommy was educated at Manchester Grammar School, and studied at the Manchester School of Art, the Royal College of Art, the City and Guilds of London Art School, Kensington, and at the Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi in Paris. He served in the Yeomanry from 1910 serving in Egypt, Gallipoli, and Palestine during the First World War and after the war held an exhibition of his pictures of Palestine and Syria at the Leicester Galleries in 1919. Portrait and subject painter, decorator and designer of textiles and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 18 February 1936 and a full member on 22 April 1942 and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1925 also showing at the New English Art Club. He married at St Mary Boltons, Kensington, London on 15 June 1916, Amy Katherine Browning, Amy Katherine Dugdale. Although he spent most weekdays at his studio at 9 Avenue Studios, 76 Fulham Road, London SW.3, in 1937 he was an artist, living at Poplar Farm House, Iken, Woodbridge, Suffolk with his wife and, with his wife, exhibited with the Sole Bay Group of Southwold in the 1930s and he also exhibited an oil painting at the Ipswich Art Club in 1943 'Suffolk Boy'. Thomas Cantrell Dugdale was of 58 Glebe Place, Chelsea when he died in the Royal Free Hospital, London on 13 November 1952.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 6 Jubilee Place, Chelsea
1902 209 Margery
from 58 Glebe Place, Chelsea, Southwest London
1936 11 Miss Vivien Leigh
         99 Paula Tennant
         139 G.K. Menzies, Esq., C.B.E.
         172 Janet Acheson
         339 John Gray of Benhall
1952 153 Leonard Taylor, Esq.
         161 Sir James Swinburne, Bt., F.R.S.
         195 Dr Charles Hill, M.P., LL.D.
         251 Wonderment
         309 The Lord Webb-Johnson, K.C.V.O., C.B.E., D.S.O.
the late
1953 3 The late Captain Adrian Jones, M.V.O.
         35 Olwen
         106 Sydney S. Guy, Esq.
         150 The late Right Hon. Ernest Bevin, P.C., M.P.
         276 Head of a Dancer
         279 Admiral Sir Noel F. Laurence, K.C.B., D.S.O.

Works by This Artist