Alfred Robert Hayward
Hayward was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Art, 1891-4 and the Slade, 1895-7. He first visited Italy in 1909 and thereafter made regular painting trips to the Continent, being especially fond of Venice. He was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, International Society and the New English Art Club. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Paris Salon and his first one-man show was held at the Leicester Galleries in 1924. He also worked as a poster designer for London Underground and on large-scale mural schemes, including those in the interior of the Royal Exchange. During World War I he served in the Artists’ Rifles and was appointed an Official War Artist 1918-19. Works by him are in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and Tate Gallery.