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Biography of Artist

Born on 11 February 1872 and died on 20th March 1957 he was the son of Edward Speed an architect by trade. He started to train as an architect but then took up painting.
Landscape and portrait painter, he won a scholarship in 1893 and he studied at the Royal College of Art in 1887, Royal Academy Schools 1890 and in Paris Vienna and Rome during 1897. He held his first one-man show in 1907 at the Leicester Galleries, and is represented in many private collections at home and abroad.
Lived in Watlington, Oxfordshire and later in London where he died.
Exhibited at:
Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham x 11
Beaux Arts Gallery x 5
Chenil and New Chenil Galleries x 7
Fine Art Society x 137
Glasgow Institute of Fine Art x 23
International Society x 4
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool x 36
Leicester Gallery x 62
London Salon x 8
Manchester City Art gallery x 12
New English Art Club x 3
New Gallery x 4
Royal Society of Portrait Painters x 166
Royal Academy x 83
Royal Society of British Artists x 5
Royal Cambrian Academy x 1
Royal Hibernian Academy x 1
Ridley Art Club x 10
Royal Institute of Oil Painters x 5
Royal Scottish Academy x 1

Speed, Harold


The Young Boy

72 x 46

Oil on Canvas

Price band: J (over £10000)

Size band: D (Extra large)

Subjects: Genre, Portraits

Categories: Outsized, Victorian