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.. 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. Portrait and subject painter, decorator and designer of textiles and elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 18 February 1936 and a full member on 22 April 1942 and a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1925. Thomas exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1901 and at the New English Art Club. He served in the Yeomanry from 1910 and was in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine during the First World War after which he held an exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1919 of pictures of Palestine and Syria. He married 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, in 1939 an artist living at Poplar Farm House, High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk with his wife and later moved to Iken, near Snape, Suffolk and exhibited with her in the Sole Bay Group of Southwold in the 1930's and he exhibited an oil painting at the Ipswich Art Club in 1943 'Suffolk Boy'. He died in London on 13 November 1952.

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