(1885 - 1972)
Ellis Luciano Silas was active/lived in United Kingdom, Australia. Ellis Silas is known for marine, landscape, battle painting.
Biography Ellis Silas
Ellis Luciano Silas (1885-1972)
He was born in London on July 13, 1885. His father was an artist and designer and his mother an opera singer. He was educated by private tutors before working in his father's studio, where he studied under the well-known artist Walter Sickert. Marine art became his main interest and he painted in English coastal towns. In 1907, he sailed to Australia where he spent time painting in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide before he settled in Perth.
On October 16, 1914, Silas joined the AIF (Australian Imperial Force) as a signaler with the 16th Battalion. He had served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) for three years and had a strong sense of patriotism, bu
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