Cyril H Barraud ( 1877-1965)

Etcher, watercolour artist and printmaker. Born Barnes, Middx 9/7/1877. Son of Herbert Rose Barraud and nephew of Francis Barraud (painter of the original EMI 'His Master's Voice' logo). Attended Downside Catholic Boys School, Bath. Trained at Brighton School of Art then worked as manager at his father's photographic business before becoming a full-time artist. Moved to Manitoba, Canada in 1913 and taught at the Winnipeg School of Art. He taught Canadian artist Walter J Phillips to etch. Posted overseas in France in February 1916 as a lieutenant with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. During the First World War he served with The Artists' Rifles and was commissioned in the The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (43 Battalion) and, after being wounded in the left leg, was posted to the Canadian War Office as an official war artist.[In 1916-17 Barraud made sketches of the war-torn French countryside. In August 1917, appointed to the Canadian War memorials Fund. Many of these sketches were executed as full print editions. Friend of Gyrth Russell, who also produced work for the Canadian War Office. Also lived Sidcup, Kent and Kensington, London. Some work held in Canadian war Museum. Exhibited 1912-34 at the RA. He produced etchings for the Isaac Pitman guide book but the guide was never published. He was married twice, first to Gladys Seanor (two children) and, after her death, to Evelyn Dixon. Produced images for LNER publicity. Died March 1965.

Produced artwork for LNER Original Etching, LNER 2nd Etching series.

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