Bernard Evans Ward

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"Huldra's Nymphs" (1909) by Bernard Evans Ward

Bernard Evans Ward (1857[1] – August 3, 1933[2][3]) was a British painter who emigrated to the United States.

Born in London, Ward was a renowned painter of the Victorian era who won a gold medal for some of his works exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists.[3] Bernard E. Ward founded, together with A. A. Calderon (1847-1911), London´s St John's Wood Art School. After a lawsuit had cost him his fortune,[4] he emigrated to the United States, where he lived in 1913 near Cleveland, Ohio,[2] where his daughter was a reporter for a London newspaper, possibly the Illustrated London News. Ward quickly made himself a name as a portraitist in his new hometown.[2] In the early 1920s, the family lived for some time in Florida,[5] before returning to Akron, Ohio, where Bernard Evans Ward died at the age of 76 in his granddaughter's house.[2]


  1. ^ Wood.
  2. ^ a b c d New York Times, August 5, 1933.
  3. ^ a b American Art Directory, 1933.
  4. ^ Family account.
  5. ^ Family account, corroborated by Torchia.


Further reading[edit]

  • Falk, Who's Who in American Art, 1985.
  • Johnson, Works exhibited at the Royal Society of British artists 1824-93 and at the New English Art Club 1888-1917, Woodbridge 1975.