Guy Riccalton Worsdell (1908-1978) was a well-known painter, printmaker, illustrator and poster artist, noted for his portraits, landscape, still lifes and railway subjects. He was born in York and studied at the Central School of Art under Bernard Meninsky. During the mid 1930s he lived in Ballards Lane, North Finchley and later in Kensington. Worsdell exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1960-1975, with the New English Art Club 1962-68, with the Free Painters & Sculptors, of which group he was a member, and with the Penwith Society in Cornwall. Worsdell’s work is held in public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery. Following his marriage in 1961, it is understood that Worsdell spent some time living in Cornwall as well as maintaining a studio in Bedford Gardens, London W8. Guy Worsdell died in March 1978 and is buried in Gunnersbury Cemetary in Acton, West London.