Architect and architectural painter, Cheshire-born Killmister's address was in Westminster, London in 1889, but had moved to St Ives by 1897.
He is described as an architect-turned-art student by Tovey, who also reveals that he was a talented pianist who composed and performed his own musical scores in St Ives entertainments.
Architect and architectural painter; talented pianist
Hardie (f2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p333)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 list p 211)