Theodore Howard Somervell
(1890 - 1975)
Theodore Howard Somervell was active/lived in United Kingdom, India. Theodore Somervell is known for mountain paintings.
Biography Theodore Howard Somervell
Theodore Howard Somervell OBE FRCS was an English surgeon, mountaineer,
painter and missionary who was a member of two expeditions to Mount
Everest in the 1920s. He was born in Kendal, Westmorland, and was a
member of The British Mount Everest Expeditions in 1922 and 1924.
formed a close friendship with George Mallory and the two famously read
Shakespeare to one another in their tent at night. During the 1924
expedition Somervell along with Edward Norton reached an altitude of
8,570 meters, a record which would not be broken with certainty until
He is believed to have painted 126 pictures relating to the 1922
and 1924 Everest expeditions. There was an exhibition a
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