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The following biography, written by Cecil Broome, is from Bristol Savages*, an ongoing Art Association formed in Bristol, England in 1904.
Reginald Bush was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1869. His father was Headmaster of Cardiff School of
Science and Art. Reginald studied at the Royal College of Art* and in 1893 won
the British Institute Scholarship for Engineering with a traveling
scholarship, which took him to Paris and Italy.
He exhibited at the London Royal
Academy* and at Galleries in the following centres: London, Paris, Rome,
Chicago, St Louis, Los Angeles and Japan.
In 1898 he was elected
Associate of the Royal Society of Painter, Etchers and Engravers*. He came
to Bristol in 1895 to take up the post of Principal of the Bristol
Municipal School of Art, which he occupied for 39 years, and taught many
of his future Brother Savages. In 1911 he became an Artist Member of the
Tribe, the name Bristol Savages gave to their membership. He was a regular member of the Tribe for over 30 years, a genial
figure with a beard and a commanding appearance.
He was an active
fisherman and was keen on all forms of sport, especially Rugby as his
brother was a famous Rugby International. We have an evening sketch of
him by Charlie Thomas with his dog and a fishing rod entitled A good old
sport. In 1950 he left Bristol to live in London and died in 1956 aged
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