PERCY ANGELO STAYNES
Signed and inscribed on a label on the reverse
Oil on board
31 by 27 cm., 12 ¼ by 10 ¾ in.
(frame size 43 by 39.5 cm., 17 by 15 ½ in.)
Staynes was born in Nottingham and studied at Manchester School of Art, the Royal College of Art and Julian’s in Paris. He lived in Bedford Park, London. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1916 and a member the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1935. During World War I he served in the East Yorkshire Regiment.
He worked as a painter in both oils and watercolours, a poster designer (especially for Canadian Pacific Lines) and illustrated several books including Roundabout Ways by Ffreda Wolfe (1912) and Gulliver’s Voyages (1912).