BARRAUD, Cyril Henry

1877 - 1965

Born at Barnes, Surrey on 9 July 1877, son of Herbert Rose Barraud (1845-1896) and his wife Lucy Mary née Capes (1845-1927), who married at Wandsworth in 1876. Educated at Downside School and at Brighton School of Art before taking over the running of his late father's photographic business in Piccadilly, Central London. He emigrated to Canada arriving in Manitoba in 1913 and became a leading figure in the Winnipeg arts community serving as President of the Manitoba Society of Artists and Craftsmen and in 1915 was a founder of the Winnipeg Art Club. In May 1915 he enlisted in the Winnipeg Grenadiers serving with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, after being wounded in the left leg, was posted to the Canadian War Office as an official war artist, retiring from the army in August 1919. During his time in Canada he is known to have taught Canadian artist Walter J. Phillips his etching skills. His principal medium was etching and he exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1912 and 1924. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1948-1949 exhibiting from Royal Oak Cottage, Coggeshall, Essex in 1948 four paintings, three oils 'Then had the Peace been as a River', 'Trees on the Skyline' and a portrait 'Miss K. Hoste' and a watercolour 'The Road to the Waveney' and in 1949 a further three pictures, two oils 'Brigadier H[ugh] C[harles] N[apier] Trollope' and 'Calm before the Storm' and a watercolour 'After the Soiree'. His work covers landscapes in Suffolk, Essex, Kent, the Thames Estuary and Rye. He also painted and etched London street-scenes. He died at Coggeshall in 1965. He was married firstly at Elham, Kent in 1916, Gladys Seanor (1888-1937), by whom he had two children and secondly at Paddington in 1939, Evelyn Blanche S. Dixon (1875-1970). His work can be found in the Canadian War Museum.




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