Malcolm Drummond

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Malcolm Drummond c1925

Malcolm Cyril Drummond (24 May 1880 – 10 April 1945) was an English artist, noted for his paintings of urban scenes and interiors. Influenced by the Post-Impressionists and Walter Sickert, he was a member of the Camden Town Group and the London Group.


Drummond was born near Maidenhead, the son of Rev. Canon Arthur Hislop Drummond Berkshire and Anna Harriet Dodsworth, educated at the Oratory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied history. After a year working for Lord Faversham as an estate manager he studied at the Slade School of Art from 1903 to 1907, and under Walter Sickert at the Westminster School of Art from 1908 to 1910.[1]

He was founding member and exhibited with the Camden Town Group from 1911 to 1913, and was also a founding member of the London Group in 1914, serving as its treasurer in 1921 and exhibiting with it until 1932.[2]

He taught at Westminster School of Art until he left London to return to Berkshire in 1931 following the death of his first wife Zina Lilias Ogilvie who was also a talented artist/illustrator working under the pen name of Alexina. She illustrated, amongst others, A General History of the Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson, edited, with a Preface, by Philip Gosse printed by The Cayme Press. Zina was also a concert pianist who had performed at The Wigmore Hall and was much admired by Walter Sickert and Clive Bell. Malcolm and Zina shared a passion for art and music and worked together in Malcolm's studio as well as performing musical soires together at home, Malcolm accompanying Zina on violin.



  1. ^ Baron, Wendy (2004). "Camden Town Group (act. 1911–1913)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  2. ^ Chamot, Mary; Farr, Dennis; Butlin, Martin (1964). "Malcolm DRUMMOND 1880–1945". Tate Collection. Tate. Retrieved 2008-07-20.