Born in Kilnhurst, David Jagger together with his siblings was passionate about art from an early age. He initially trained at the Sheffield School of Art before joining the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. The artist, renowned for his portraits, regularly exhibited with the ROI, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy throughout his career. His portrait of Robert Baden-Powell, lieutenant-general of the British Army, and founder of the Scout Movement, was among the artist’s most celebrated works. His skill as a portraitist is evident in compositions which capture the likeness of such high-profile subjects as Mary of Teck, Queen consort of the United Kingdom, and Sir Winston Churchill, among others.