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Ernest Townsend

Full name: Ernest Townsend
Gender: Male
Born: January 1, 1880 in Derby, Derby, Great Britain
Died: January 22, 1944 in Coxbench, Derby, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


Brit Ernest Townsend studied at the Derby College of Art, Heatherleys in Chelsea and the Royal Academy of London, and lived in Derby for most of his life. As a professional artist, he painted portraits of many local and national politicians, industrialists, and professional notables.

One of Townsend’s best known works was the creation of a design for the roofs of the Rolls-Royce aircraft engine factories in Derby so that they would appear to German bombers to resemble a village. One of his best known portraits was Winston Churchill from 1915, which was not presented to the public until 1944.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Painting Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC
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