Conway of Allington, William Martin Conway, 1st Baron

Conway of Allington, William Martin Conway, 1st Baron, 1856–1937, English explorer, art historian, and writer. Conway filled several university positions and in 1918–31 represented the combined English universities as Conservative member in the House of Commons. He began mountain climbing at 16 and conducted expeditions of exploration in Spitsbergen (1896–97) and the Bolivian Andes (1898). His numerous books on art and exploration include Mountain Memories (1920), Art Treasures of Soviet Russia (1925), and Giorgione as a Landscape Painter (1929).

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