Alfonso Toft

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Alfonso Toft (Birmingham 1866–1964), was a British landscape artist. He was the son of Charles Toft (1832–1901) and was born in the Birmingham suburb of Handsworth. He came from a family of Staffordshire pottery artists. His father was a principal modeller for Wedgwood pottery from 1876–88[1] and also an English artist.[2] His brother was the sculptor Albert Toft.
He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
In 1910, 1912 and 1914 he was one of the artists who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale[3] He also designed the medal for the coronation of George V.[4]

The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Museum & Art Gallery
Hull University
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Royal Collection


^ “Albert Toft”. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
^ Albert Toft in the DNB
^ Venice Biennale timeline – the British Council
^ Medal commemorating the Coronation of George V by Alfonso Toft at the Royal Collection.

External links[edit]

Exhibition catalogue for Toft’s Newfoundland paintings
Review of Toft exhibition at the Fine Art Society in the Connoisseur magazine, 1920
Alfonso Toft on the BBC Your Paintings website

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WorldCat Identities
VIAF: 96521400
ULAN: 500111884