An important late Pre-Raphaelite painter, Strudwick was born in Clapham, South London.
He worked as studio assistant to Edward Burne-Jones, which firmly established him in the Pre-Raphaelite mould.
He lived in Hammersmith, close to Burne-Jones and T. M. Rooke, another studio assistant of Burne-Jones
Many of Strudwick's paintings have music as a central theme, for example When Apples were Golden (1906).
His output was very small because his technique was so meticulous.
His style derives from the Italian Quattrocento.