Bernard Evans Ward

Bernard Evans Ward

Bernard Evans Ward (1857[1] – August 3, 1933[2][3]) was a British painter who emigrated to the United States.

Born in London, Ward was a renowned painter of the Victorian era who won a gold medal for some of his works exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists.[3] After a lawsuit had cost him his fortune,[4] he emigrated to the United States, where he lived in 1913 near Cleveland, Ohio,[2] where his daughter was a reporter for a London newspaper, possibly the Illustrated London News. Ward quickly made himself a name as a portraitist in his new hometown.[2] In the early 1920s, the family lived for some time in Florida,[5] before returning to Akron, Ohio, where Bernard Evans Ward died at the age of 76 in his granddaughter's house.[2]

References

Sources

  • R.R. Bowker Company, American Federation of Arts: American Art Directory, 1933.
  • Death notice, August 5, 1933. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.
  • Torchia, R. W.: ISBN 0-9713560-0-9. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.
  • Wood, Christopher et al. (eds.): Dictionary of Victorian painters (Dictionary of British Artists, vol IV), Woodbridge, 1991.
  • An account from a member of the family. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.

Further reading

  • Falk, Who's Who in American Art, 1985.
  • Johnson, Works exhibited at the Royal Society of British artists 1824-93 and at the New English Art Club 1888-1917, Woodbridge 1975.