Terence Cuneo (1907-1996)
Painter in oil, noted for his realistic, atmospheric pictures of railway engines. He was born in London, son of the artist Nell Tenison Cuneo. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. Became a member of War Artist's' Advisory Committee, a member of Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, vice-president of the Society of Equestrian Artists. Showed at RA, ROI and RP. Exhibited one-man at RWS Galleries from 1941, Sladmore Gallery from 1971 and in 1988 had major exhibition at Mall Galleries. Cuneo painted a number of portraits of HM The Queen, notably on the occaion of her coronation, as well as portraits of Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery and the one-time prime minister Sir Edward Heath. Cuneo's pictorial trademark was a tiny mouse, and in 1977 he published his autobiography The Mouse and His Master. Lived in East Molesey, Surrey.