Frank Ernest Beresford was a painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes, portraits and Dutch interiors. He married Daisy Radcliffe Clague who was also an artist.
Beresford studied at the Derby School of Art (1895-1900), the Académie Carmen in Paris, St John's Wood School of Art (1900-1) and the Royal Academy Schools (1901-6). He became a member of the United Society of Artists and was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He is known to have designed a series of murals for the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London. He may also have had an interest in Japanese art, receiving an award for art from the Imperial Japanese Government in 1909.
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