Born in South Shields, studied at the School of Art there. He travelled extensively through Europe and Russia. Became the war artist for The Graphic during WWI. The Imperial War Museum acquired his painting titled A Ration Party, and the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum holds examples. Showed with Aitken Dott in Edinburgh, also Fine Art Society and RSA. Further reading can be found in The Artists of Northumbria by Marshall Hall.