Little biographical information is known about watercolorist and illustrator Major Arthur Layard. He produced work between 1894 and 1911, illustrating books and contributing to periodicals including The Pall Mall Magazine and Fun. Layard worked in Hammersmith and in Pangbourne between 1902 and 1903. He exhibited at the Bruton Gallery and the New English Art Club. Layard is remembered principally for his figurative illustrations.
Houfe, Simon. “Layard, Major Arthur fl. 1894-1911.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 366. Print.