Frank Ernest Beresford...
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Frank Ernest Beresford (1881-1967) was a well known painter of portraits, interiors, animals and land­scapes; and a mural decorator. Born in Derby, he studied at Derby School of Art 1895-­1900, at St. John's Wood Art School 1900-01, and at the Royal Academy Schools 1901-06. Gained the British Institu­tion Scholarship for two years and took a painting tour around the world when he visited Japan. Beresford exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1906, at several other London galleries, and internationally. His work is represented in many public collections. He painted for four years during the Second World War with the RAF and U SAA F and the U.S.A.A.F. conferred on him their Exceptional Service Award, the highest civilian honour only once previously granted to a Briton. He worked widely in South Africa and Rhodesia, and painted from the Cape to the Zambesi and back-a total trip of 12,000 miles. He was a member of the United Society of Artists and of the New Society of Artists. Frank Beresford lived in London and later at Northiam in East Sussex.