1914 - 2013

Graham Reynolds

As Arthur Graham Reynolds, he was born at Highgate, London on 10 January 1914, son of Arthur Thomas Reynolds and his wife Eva Florence née Mullins, who married at Croydon in 1909. Educated at Highgate School on a scholarship and subsequently went up to Queen's College, Cambridge, to read mathematics but switched to English literature. He joined the staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1937 and became Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings 1961-1974 and of Paintings 1959-1974. Reynolds was appointed Honorary Keeper of Portrait Miniatures at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1994. Publications include English Portrait Miniatures (1952), Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum (1960), Victorian Painting (1966). He married in London in 1943, artist Daphne Dent [Reynolds q.v.]. Reynolds retired from the V & A in 1974 and, together with his wife Daphne, moved to The Old Manse, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. He died on 13 October 2013.