Romeo Toogood (1902 - 1966):
Romeo Toogood was born in Belfast and was educated at Hillman Street Public Elementary School. He became a painter and decorator. He attended the Belfast School of Art and taught part-time, before leaving for the Royal College of Art in London. When he returned to Ulster he began his teaching career at Larne Technical School, Dungannon Technical School, Down High School and Friends' School, Lisburn. He became painting and drawing master of Belfast College of Art in 1949. He chose the Lagan Valley and the Cushendun area as subjects for his paintings.