Baxter, Thomas Tennant (1894-1947) by Scholes, Robert

Thomas Tennant Baxter (1894 – 1947) He was born in Paris and educated at Eton before studying at the Slade, where he won prizes for figure painting and head painting. He exhibited mainly with the New English Art Club, living in Chelsea for many years. In 1918, Ezra Pound, writing as B. H. Dias, reviewed a painting of St. Francis by Baxter, saying, “I cannot concede his background but the face is painted with very great skill, and the frenetic modernist who rushes by the picture merely because of the demoded subject-matter will miss one of the best pieces in the exhibition” (NA 22.12:235).

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