1903 - 2001
A Willow Tree

Oil on board, initialled and dated 1930 top left
Image size: 10 x 12 inches
Handmade frame

Parkinson was born in Islington in 1903, the son of Arthur and Ann.  He married Edith Richardson, the daughter of the England fast bowler Tom Richardson,  in 1929.  He pursued a career as a civil servant.

Parkinson mainly painted in oils. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.