ALFRED KINGSLEY LAWRENCE
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence was born in Lewes, Sussex. He studied at the King Edward VII School of Art in Newcastle-upon-Tyne under Richard Hatton, and then at the Royal College of Art under William Rothenstein. Lawrence’s portrait of William Rothenstein is now owned by the National Portrait Gallery. He then worked in Italy as a Prix de Rome winner in 1923. Through his strong sense of draughtsmanship he was elected Royal Academician in 1938. He also showed at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters of which he was a member. Among Lawrence’s notable murals are those in the Palace of Westminster, the Bank of England and the Laing Art Gallery and Museum, Newcastle.