Halliday, Edward

(1902 – 1984)

Mural design for The Good Intent - The Founding of Chelsea Royal Hospital, 1935


Signed and dated, inscribed with title and names identifying characters:  Pepys, Wren, Fox, Nell

Pencil, on two sheets of paper, squared
22 x 30 in.  (55.9 x 76.2 cm.)

1 in stock


The Artist’s Estate; Private collection
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Halliday, Edward

1902 – 1984

Painter in oil and watercolour mainly of portraits. Born in Liverpool, Halliday studied at the City School of Art there, in Paris at the Atelier Colarossi and at the Royal College of Art. He was awarded the Prix de Rome and worked at the British School there. Exhibited at RA, RBA, Paris Salon and RP, of which for a time he was president. His work is in the collections of HM The Queen, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the Athenaeum Club, Wolverhampton Royal Hospital and Bootle Dyeworks. His work was reproduced in The Studio, Illustrated London News and The Times and he was interviewed by Stanley Casson for his book Artists at Work, published in 1933. In 1997, the University of Liverpool held an exhibition which concentrated on Halliday’s efforts to popularise art between the wars. Halliday’s daughter Charlotte is also an artist. He lived in London.


Charlotte, 1948
Profile portrait of R.P. Longden, (Bobby Longdon) half-length, c.1927
Portrait of a woman seated, three quarter view, black evening dress, 1935
Full length portrait of a woman standing, three quarter view, black evening dress, circa 1935