William Hounsom-Byles

1872 – 1925

For most of his life he lived in London, exhibiting some eight paintings at the Royal Academy between 1894 and 1916. Although chiefly a sporting painter and illustrator, Byles was also a landscape, portrait and figurative artist

He was made a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1901.

His paintings were also exhibited in the following galleries:

The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham
The Leicester Gallery, London
The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
The New Gallery, London
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Royal Society of British Artists

He enlisted in The Artists Rifles and was promoted Sergeant in time. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps on 26th October 1916.

His later years were passed in Chichester.

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