DUGDALE, Thomas Cantrell

1880 - 1952

Thomas Cantrell Dugdale

Thomas Cantrell Dugdale, was born at Cheltenham Street, Blackburn, Lancashire on 2 June 1880, fourth child of Alfred Dugdale, a machinery commercial traveller, and his Irish born wife Mary M.. Tommy, as he was known, was educated at Manchester Grammar School and studied at the Manchester School of Art, the Royal College of Art, the City and Guilds School, Kensington, and at the Académie Julian and Atelier Colarossi in Paris. In 1891, 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. 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. Thomas exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1901 also at the New English Art Club. He married at St Mary Boltons, Kensington, London on 15 June 1916, Amy Katherine Browning [Dugdale q.v.]. 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 [q.v.] of Southwold in the 1930s and he also exhibited an oil painting at the Ipswich Art Club in 1943 'Suffolk Boy'. He was of 58 Glebe Place, Chelsea when he died in the Royal Free Hospital, London on 13 November 1952.

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