WARD, Leslie Moffat

1888 - 1978

Leslie Moffatt Ward

Philip Leslie Moffat Ward was born at Tunnel Hill, Worcester on 2 April 1888, son of Charles James Ward (1855-1931), general drapery canvasser & salesman, and his wife Charlotte née Gillmore (1850-1922), who married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1886. The family moved to Bournemouth in 1895 and opened a drapery business and in 1911, Philip Leslie was a 23-year-old, science & art teacher, living at 22 Grants Avenue, Bournemouth with his parents, 55-year-old Charles and 62-year-old Charlotte, where Leslie lived for most of his life. Leslie began his art training by winning a scholarship to the Drummond Road Art School in Bournemouth, studying under the then headmaster, Arthur Lister Lobley (1857-1927) and went on to teach at the school. He was also a student at the Royal Academy Schools and won a gold medal in a national competition 1909-1910, he later became senior assistant at the Southern College of Art in Bournemouth and was a founder member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. Elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers in 1916 and a Member in 1936 having his first solo exhibition at Bournemouth in 1930. Philip Ward married at Wareham, Dorset in 1925, Nellie Ethel Robinson. A leading member of the Bournemouth Art Club, of which he was the vice-chairman for many years, working alongside many talented artists in several different fields. He made numerous drawings, etchings and paintings of the local Bournemouth area and the old town of Poole, with its quay featured in his work. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1915 both as Leslie Moffat Ward and Orlando L M Ward; the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers; the Society of Graphic Art; Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and in 1932 at the Ipswich Art Club, when he exhibited from 22 Grant's Avenue, Bournemouth, a watercolour 'Tower of the Groot Kirche, Dordrecht, Holland'. His work is held in the Russell Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth and public galleries in Hastings, Eastbourne, Southampton, Oldham, Cheltenham, The Victoria and Albert and the British Museum. Philip Leslie Moffat Ward died at Alexandra Nursing Home, 23 Howard Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth on 16 November 1978, aged 90 and shortly before his death, the Russell Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth had held a three-week exhibition of his work. He signed his works 'Leslie M. Ward'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 22 Grant's Avenue, Bournemouth
1915 336 Moonrise in Pineland
1916 235 A Jetty on the Humber: Low Tide
1917 1179 The Condemned Dwelling: 1916 - etching/drawing
         1183 A Little Pier near Vauxhall - etching/drawing
         1193 Poole Harbour, from Ballard Down - etching/drawing
1919 1175 Under the Stern: A Poole Shipyard - etching/drawing
         1266 Near Campden, Glos. - etching/drawing
1922 731 A Medway Shipyard: Rochester - watercolour
1923 845 The Chalk Cliffs of Ballard Down, Dorset - watercolour
from 79 Edith Grove, Chelsea, Southwest London
1925 720 St Mark's, Venice - watercolour
from 22 Grant's Avenue, Bournemouth
1926 727 Worth Matravers, Dorset - watercolour
1927 832 Ruined Cement Works on the Medway - watercolour
         867 Frindsbury Shore - watercolour
1930 1224 Blackmanstone Farm, Dorset - etching
1931 867 Chalk Cliffs near Swanage - watercolour
         984 In Swinspit near Worth, Dorset - watercolour
         1329 Near Bradle, Dorset - etching
1932 813 Medway Cement Works - watercolour
1934 917 Broad Gate, Ludlow - watercolour
         997 Harp Lane, Ludlow - watercolour
1936 856 A Dorset Village - watercolour
1937 910 Old Hastings - watercolour
1938 993 Beach Side Booths, Hastings - watercolour
         999 The Fishermen's Beach, Hastings - watercolour
1939 1015 Dickens House, Old Hastings - aquatint
1941 653 Evening 'Rock-a-Nore' - watercolour
         792 A Purbeck Bakery - etching
         834 A South-East Fishing Port - watercolour
1944 1030 Storm in Stone Wall County - lithograph
1947 916 The Langdales from near Tarn Hows - etching
1948 1110 Coniston Old Man - etching
1949 850 Harvest Time, Dorset - watercolour
         989 Rhythmic Landscape, Westmorland - watercolour
1950 949 The Chesil Beach - watercolour
1954 847 Foot of the Hill: Chesilton, Portland - watercolour
1956 852 Roofs and Patios, Cordoba, Spain - watercolour
1959 1057 A Spanish Bridge - watercolour

Works by This Artist