Cyril Mount was born in Liverpool in 1920. He joined the Royal Horse Artillery in 1935 and was posted to India in 1936. He undertook active service in the Middle East and North African Campaigns, including the invasion of Sicily in 1943. He was commissioned Lieutenant and returned to England in March 1944. He had further active service in France, Holland and Germany between the years of 1944 and 1946 and then left the army as Captain.
He was an unofficial War Artist and forty one drawings and gouaches from 1941-46 are in the permanent collection of Imperial War Museum.
After leaving the army he enrolled at the Liverpool School of Art 1946-50, where he gained the National Diploma in Design in 1950.This was followed by a Diploma in Fine Art in 1951. He then became an art teacher and lecturer, firstly in Liverpool, then Cambridge and latterly Sussex.
Mount spent much time in Europe and North Africa, painting and exhibiting. He revisited Egypt in 1991 in connection with commission to make painting for the 50th anniversary of the first battle of El Alamein (July 1942),which is installed and now on permanent exhibition in the Imperial War Museum .
Exhibitions: John Moores, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool Academy, Manchester Academy of Art, Royal Academy.