Draughtsman and oil painter of figures and portraits. He attended Manchester School of Art, where he studied under Valette (together with Lowry and Fitton), and St. Martin’s School of Art. He initially presented at Manchester Art Federation in 1924, and then in London, at the RBA, NEAC, RA, Manchester, Liverpool, and elsewhere. The Manchester City Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Ben Uri Gallery all include his work in their collections.
After Valette’s retirement, he taught drawing and painting at Manchester University and worked as an art critic for the Manchester Evening News and the City News.
His intensely observed paintings, influenced by cubism and surrealism, varied from creative surrealistic sceneries to psychologically probing portraiture.