School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Henry Arthur Richard Bird

Born: 1909, UK, England, Northampton   Died: 2000, Northampton

Painter and theatre designer. Studied in Northampton and the Royal College of Art graduating from the latter in 1934. He taught Art History at University College, Aberystwyth, 1936-41, and later taught art at Northampton School of Art. In 1939 he became a member of the Society of Mural Painters. He worked as head scene painter at the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres and married the actress Freda Jackson. He painted murals, particularly in churches and hospitals, portraits and figure studies

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Bowl of white roses ] OP29 Oil Paintings

Brighton Illuminations OP21 Oil Paintings

Moore's Castle: design for a mural painting WD1319 WaterColourOrDrawings

[Study of a seated female nude] WD49 WaterColourOrDrawings