REYNOLDS, Graham

1914 - 2013

Graham Reynolds

Arthur Graham Reynolds, he was born at Highgate, London on 10 January 1914, son of Arthur Thomas Reynolds, a monumental sculptor, (1882-21 July 1921) and his wife Eva Florence née Mullins (1886-23 January 1988), who married at Croydon in 1909 and in 1911 were living at Swains Lane, Upper Holloway, London. Graham was educated at Highgate School on a scholarship and subsequently went up to Queen's College, Cambridge, to read mathematics but switched to English literature. In 1937 he joined the staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum and became Keeper of the Department of Paintings 1959-1974 and Prints and Drawings 1961-1974 retiring from the V & A in 1974. Reynolds was appointed Honorary Keeper of Portrait Miniatures at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1994. He married in London in 1943, artist Daphne Dent [Reynolds q.v.] and on his retirement in 1974, Reynolds together with his wife Daphne, moved to The Old Manse, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. His publications include English Portrait Miniatures (1952), Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum (1960), Victorian Painting (1966). He died on 13 October 2013 and the illustration of Graham and his wife is at the National Portrait Gallery.