Seabrooke, Eliott (1886-1950) by Scholes, Robert
Eliott Seabrooke (1886 – 1950) He was born at Upton Park, Essex and studied at the Slade under Henry Tonks before joining the Red Cross during the Great War. Although a pacifist and officially a War Artist, Seabrooke was awarded Italy’s highest award for bravery on the Italian Front. An actor as well as a painter, he appeared on stage with Gielgud, Richardson, Thorndike and Charles Laughton, which left his days free for painting. He exhibited regularly at the New English Art Club and the London Group of which he was elected President in the 1940s.