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Cyril Henri Barraud (1877-1965)

Etcher and painter born in Barnes, Surrey now a London suburb. After leaving school, he worked for a period in his father's photographic business before studying at Brighton School of Art, in Brighton, Sussex. In 1913 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Manitoba teaching at Winnipeg Art School. In May 1915 he enlisted in the Winnipeg Grenadiers and in August that year was posted to the Western Front with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was commissioned in The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and on 1 November 1917 was appointed an Official War Artist by the Canadian War Memorials Fund and was also a member of the Artists' Rifles. A painting of a war-ravaged landscape by him is illustrated in Colour Magazine, September 1918. 


In August 1919 he left the Canadian Army and subsequently returned to England where he continued his career as an artist. During the late 1930's Barraud painted twelve pictures that were used as carriage prints by the London & North Eastern Railway. As an exhibiting artist he showed at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society in London and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. His work covers topography and landscape of London street-scenes,Suffolk, Essex, Kent, the Thames Estuary and Rye. Examples of his paintings are held by the NML, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Southwark Culture and Heritage Services and the Wellcome Library. He was a nephew of Francis James Barraud and his death was recorded in Braintree, Essex.

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