British painter, born at Boyne Hill, Berkshire. He read history at Oxford University, 1899–1903, then studied at the Slade School, 1903–7, and under Sickert at Westminster School of Art. Like others in Sickert's circle he was a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911 and of its successor the London Group in 1913, and he is best known for paintings of this period. They are done in simplified forms and broad, flat areas of colour in a style similar to that of Gilman or Gore, but generally rather quieter; 19 Fitzroy Street (c.1913–14, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne), is probably his most reproduced work, partly because it is such a valuable historical record. It depicts Ginner, Gore, and Manson looking at a group of paintings in their showroom near Sickert's studio.