According to the 1901 census he was born in Royal Leamington Spa but by the age of 35 he had moved to Salford and had his home on Regent Road. His occupation is listed as that of a photographer.
His paintings rarely appear on the market but when they do they are very sort after, particularly by local collectors.
This is due to the fact that the majority of his works that have come up for sale have been scenes of the Salford area from around the turn of the century. Good quality oils of the area from this time are rare and difficult to find.