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PROVENANCE: THE ESTATE OF RANDOLPH SCHWABE
EXHIBITED: 'RANDOLPH SCHWABE. ARTIST, TEACHER, DIARIST', 9-27 FEBRUARY 2016
Edward Bernard – or more properly Barnard – Lintott (1875-1951) was born in London and studied art in Paris. Exhibiting landscapes, portraits and theatrical subjects, he was elected to the National Portrait Society in 1918. In 1915, while acting librarian at the Royal Academy of Arts, he helped raise a regiment of painters, the United Arts Force, offshoot of the Artists' Rifles. During the Russian Revolution, he worked as Secretary to the Ambassador at the British Embassy in Moscow, while later appointments included art adviser to the The Times and its Woman's Supplement. Then, in the 1930s, he moved to the United States, and at the beginning of the Second World War became an American citizen.