Harold Gilman was one of the leading figures in both the Fitzroy Street and Camden Town Groups. He studied at the Slade and between 1901 and 1903 he lived in Madrid, copying works by Vélasquez and Goya in the Prado. A chance encounter with Sickert in 1907 led to his joining the Fitzroy Street Group. He was a founder member of the Camden Town Group, and in 1913 became first President of the London Group. In the years up to the Great War he also exhibited regularly with the Salon des Indépendants in Paris.

Harold Gilman