He had a strong reputation among his colleagues but was not greatly known beyond his own circle.However, he want to Bermuda where he painted several scenes including the following of Hamilton Harbour: American, painter and illustrator sent to Bermuda in 1942 as a war correspondent for Life Magazine.
Old Lyme is a small community in Connecticut, where, during the first quarter of the 20th century, it became one of the most influential art colonies in American art history.Many of the artists, who flocked there from around the United States, stayed initially in the boarding house of Miss Florence Griswold, but during the winter months when painting outdoors was impractical, some travelled on to Bermuda, so as to continue their artworks. It is known that several later stayed at Gooseneck Cottage, near Somerset Bridge.George's Historical Society Museum and other galleries throughout Bermuda.A wife of a former Governor (Lady Laffan) and wife (Lady Lefroy) and daughter of another (Emily Lefroy) contributed their own unique talents in recording scenes of Bermuda in watercolors and oils.Also he was resident artist and head of the department of art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, since 1936. During the day he worked full-time as an advertising illustrator.
The demands of work and his struggles with the parochial attitudes of the art establishment led to pressures that affected his life and his art.
19th April 1990 and 16th May 1991 Bermuda Post Office Commemorative First Day Covers and Postage Stamps that featured some of the famous artists mentioned below who painted in Bermuda in the early 1900s. A major reason is because when the USA and Great Britain were not the firm allies they are now, Bermuda underwent some profound changes, with many areas denuded of foliage and developed into British military - army and navy - fortifications mostly designed to defend against any attempted invasion from the USA, as was twice attempted by the USA against Canada.
Military artists were sent from Britain to militarily sensitive Bermuda during the 1800's, especially in the aftermath of the US War of Independence and particularly War of 1812 to 1814 when Bermuda had been a principal British base for British Army and Royal Navy land and sea forces that attacked Washington DC and burnt the White House.
These too are on display in various galleries in Bermuda. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art with Frank Vincent Du Mond, Edward Hamilton, and Joseph De Camp.
Britain's famous Princess Louise (see below) also did so. Known to have lived and worked in Bermuda from about 1910 to at least 1915. Arrived in Bermuda in 1922 and painted in monotype, watercolor and pencil.
Benefactors have allowed the Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda National Trust and Masterworks Foundation to get many of their paintings. His known Bermuda paintings include "Oleander on a Sunlit Path" of 1910 shown below and the oil "Cottage Garden with Flowers" circa 1915. Achieved some major publicity in 1923 from a US arts magazine. There is no record of his Bermuda days in American reference works.