Greenwood, Sydney Earnshaw (1887-1949) by Scholes, Robert

Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood (1887 – 1949) Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood was born in Cornholme, Lancashire, in 1886 (and should not be confused with the architect Sydney Greenwood, who was born in 1902). He began his studies in Liverpool; later he studied at the Julian Academy in Paris and at the Slade School in London. Greenwood worked as a commercial artist in Liverpool, Southport, and Chelsea. He was also known as a portrait painter, and his hangs in the British National Portrait Gallery. Greenwood’s greatest claim to fame, however, is being the father of the brilliant actress, Joan Greenwood, who gave an unforgettable performance as the Honorable Gwendolyn Fairfax in the best film version of Oscar Wilde’s . portrait of James Hanley The Importance of Being Earnest

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