British painter and illustrator, born in London. His parents were illustrators: the American-born Cyrus Cuneo (1879–1916) and Nell Tenison (1867–1953). They gave Cuneo his initial instruction in art, but his main training was at Chelsea School of Art and the *Slade School. In the 1930s he worked primarily as an illustrator, but after the Second World War (in which he served in the Royal Engineers and was an *Official War Artist) he turned more to painting.
Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)