Born in Huddersfield and educated at the Camden House School, Brighton. Although winning the school drawing prize, he initially worked in a fancy goods warehouse in Brighton while continuing with his drawing. A chance meeting with E Goodwyn Lewis persuaded him to change careers, and he studied at the RA Schools from 1882-88 (winning a silver medal in Life Study), and the Academie Julian, Paris. He then spent time in France, Italy and Spain studying the Old Masters.
He married and settled in Wimborne, Dorset.
He was signed into the St Ives Arts Club as a guest of Alfred HARTLEY in February 1912, and settled in the town for a period during WWI (1916). He leased 9 Richmond Terrace in that year, and took a studio at Porthmeor. In 1918 he was elected on to the Lanham's Hanging Committee. In his later years he lived in Kensington, London.
Painter and draughtsman in pastel, oils and watercolour: portraits, figures and landscapes; mural decorator
works and access
Works include: Interior, St Paul's Cathedral (1933, bought by Queen Mary and added to the Royal Collection); National Gallery Interior (1938); The Artist's Daughter, Helen (p76, Tovey, Sea Change) and a portrait sketch of Edgar Skinner (p230, ibid)
Please note: A recent correspondent (2012) writes: 'I am Beaumont's great great niece and I notice that one of his paintings is
listed as The Artist's Daughter - Helen. He didn't have any children of his own but did have a niece called Helen.'
RA (21); RI; ROI
STISA 1936, 37 and 47 Touring Shows
Summer Exhibition, St Ives 1938
Cardiff Show 1947
The Arts Club, London
misc further info
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p313)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960); (2003) Creating a Splash; (2009) St Ives: Social History; (2010) Sea Change, Decorative Arts in St Ives 1814-1930 (Col pl p76)
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1911-20 list pp 216-8)
Wood (2008) Victorian Painters;