English portrait artistDied when: 64 years 21 days (768 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Ernest Townsend (1 January 1880 – 22 January 1944) was a portrait artist from Derby in England.Townsend studied at Derby College of Art, Heatherleys in Chelsea and the Royal Academy.
Among his works were a 1915 portrait of the Right Hon.Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty.
This picture now hangs in the National Liberal Club in London.Townsend was commissioned to create a design for the roofs of the Rolls-Royce aircraft engine factories in Derby so that they would appear to German bombers to be no more than a village.