Emile Verpilleux

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Emile Antoine Verpilleux (3 march 1888 - 10 september 1964) was an Anglo-Belgian painter and illustrator who specialised in woodcut printmaking.

Born in Notting Hill, London, to a Belgian father (also called Émile Antoine Verpilleux) and a Scottish mother (Edith Beard), he was educated in France and then at the Antwerp Académie des Beaux Arts. He was the first artist to have hung a coloured print work at the Royal Academy. He served with the Royal Air Force in the First World War and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 New Year Honours.

In 1922, he did 6 illustrations for Arthur Conan Doyle's short story The Lift.