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Ernest Townsend

 (1880 - 1944)
Ernest Townsend was active/lived in England.  Ernest Townsend is known for portrait painting.

Biography   Ernest Townsend

Ernest Townsend (1 January 1880 - 22 January 1944) was a portrait artist from Derby in England.  He studied at Derby College of Art, Heatherleys in Chelsea and the Royal Academy of London*. Among his notable works were a 1915 portrait of the Right Hon. Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty. This picture now hangs in the National Liberal Club in London.

Townsend was commissioned to create a design for the roofs of the Rolls-Royce aircraft engine factories in Derby so that they would appear to German bombers to be no more than a village.

Ernest Townsend was born in Parliament Street in Derby, the youngest of James Townsend's five children. His father was a coach builder with Holmes of Derby (later Sander   ...  Displaying 750 of 4405 characters.

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