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Harold Edward Speed (1872-1957)

Painter, born in London who studied at the National Art Training School (later the RCA) and the RA Schools where he won a travelling scholarship and spent a year in Italy, also visiting Paris and Vienna. His first solo exhibition was held at Leicester Galleries, London in 1907 and he showed extensively at venues that included Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Baillie Gallery, Chenil Gallery, Fine Art Society, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, International Society of Sculptors, Painters & Gravers, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, London Salon, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, New English Art Club, New Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ridley Art Club, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and at the Royal Scottish Academy. He was an excellent academic painter and executed murals at the Royal Academy restaurant. Speed taught for