He was born in Milan, to a Belgian mother and an English father, and lived in Brussels before moving to Chelsea, London during World War I. Largely self-taught, he was a Post-Impressionist whose work has been compared to his contemporaries Vuillard and Bonnard. He painted city life as well as natural scenes and still-lifes, mainly on small canvasses. He showed his work from 1896 to 1920. Reviewing a show in 1918, Ezra Pound remarked that one Jefferys’s paintings was “all bubbly-bubbly, but not without merit” (NA 22.12:236).
We would like to locate more images of his work, and we want to thank Bill Jefferys and Peter Jefferys for some of the information above.