Born in Leicester 13 January 1855 (Bednar having obtained both GRO certificates), the artist painted a Newlyn title in 1886, the earliest indication of a visit to West Cornwall. His RA exhibits included views of Cornwall, the Midlands, and the Channel Islands. He died in Leicester, aged 70 (7 April 1925, GRO).
2021: A great-granddaughter of the artist has been in touch to tell us of three paintings by George Spawton Catlow in her possession, which were brought by his daughter to New Zealand in the late 1960s.
Landscape and coastal painter
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters