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Tom and Jack Ivester Lloyd

These photos show some examples of Tom and Jack Ivester Lloyd's work that were on display at the SHS Open Day on 30 September 2006.

Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd
Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd
Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd
Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd
Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd Painting by Tom Ivester Lloyd

Thomas Ivester-Lloyd - Biographical Notes

Primarily self-taught, Thomas was born in Liverpool in 1873. He lived with his widowed mother and four younger children. His schooling lasted until the age of 13, shortly after this he worked as a poster designer having lied about his age. Tom met his wife Florence in 1900, a shared love of animals bringing them together. He struggled to become an artist specialising in horses and hounds and despite very limited means he and Florence had several, beagles, spaniels and a horse called Two Pounds Ten, because that is what they paid for him. Soon after their son Jack was born the family moved to Sherington, taking the beagles with them. Life was interrupted by World War 1 and Thomas enlisted in the army and was soon in France with the Remounts where he gained a commission On his return to Sherington he set about building up his beagle pack which became known as the Sherington Foot Beagles. His career as an artist progressed and he found his work much in demand for both painting and modelling. He designed all the battle dioramas at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 and his work was displayed in the Science Museum and the World fair in Chicago. The majority of his work was sporting and many people thought his horse portraiture some of the best of his time. He was a first class illustrator and often worked with his son who was a writer. The artist died in 1942.

C.L. 23.8.2006

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