The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by Dareen A. Bridge:
1864 - 1949
Improvements in publishing techniques coincided with the canine fancy's rise in popularity, these two factors combined in a growing volume of canine literature during the late nineteenth century. With photography still in its infancy, requiring long exposure in studio settings, the canine artist became as much a feature of the show scene as the photographer is today. Of this band of artists, capable of capturing a show's essence and atmosphere in a few strokes, Arthur Wardle stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries.
Born in 1864, Wardle proved something of a prodigal, exhibiting at the Royal Aca
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