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Edward Handley-Read MBE RBA (1870-1935)

Edward Harry Handley-Read, MBE RBA (1870-1935)

Establishing himself as a wide-ranging artist and illustrator during the 1890s, Edward Handley-Read produced pioneering images of the front line during the First World War.

Edward Handley-Read was born Edward Read in London. He was possibly the son of Henry Read, and his wife, Emma (née Birch), who, in 1881, were keeping an upmarket lodging house at 65 Sloane Street. He was educated at Kensington Grammar School and first studied art at the National Art Training School (more popularly known as the South Kensington Schools). He then progressed to Westminster School of Art, where he worked under Frederick Brown, and the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Creswick Prize for landscape painting. He exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of British Artists, becoming a member of the last in 1895.

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