Bernard Evans Ward (1857 – August 3, 1933) 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. 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, he emigrated to the United States, where he lived in 1913 near Cleveland, Ohio, 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. In the early 1920s, the family lived for some time in Florida, before returning to Akron, Ohio, where Bernard Evans Ward died at the age of 76 in his granddaughter's house.
- ^ Wood.
- ^ a b c d New York Times, August 5, 1933.
- ^ a b American Art Directory, 1933.
- ^ Family account.
- ^ Family account, corroborated by Torchia.
- R.R. Bowker Company, American Federation of Arts: American Art Directory, 1933.
- New York Times: Death notice, August 5, 1933. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.
- Torchia, R. W.: Lost Colony: The Artists of St. Augustine, 1930-1950, Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine, Florida; October 2001. ISBN 0-9713560-0-9. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.
- Wood, Christopher et al. (eds.): Dictionary of Victorian painters (Dictionary of British Artists, vol IV), Woodbridge, 1991.
- An account from a member of the family. URL last accessed September 10, 2008.
- 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.