Born on 26 April, 1855, in Oldham, Greater Manchester (GRO), he studied in Antwerp and afterwards in Brittany (1882) where he met Stanhope FORBES.
He is listed in the 1891 Census as a Newlyn resident at Trewarveneth Farm, though family information states that he came to Newlyn first in 1883 (while retaining an exhibiting address in Southport, Lancashire). Wood notes him as 'A minor member of the Newlyn School'.
He remained in Newlyn until 1900 when he moved to Porlock, Somerset (exhibiting address given to the RA), to join his friend, the artist, Fred HALL. He never married, and his death is recorded by the family as being in Williton, Somerset, near Porlock. He died on 11 April, 1924, age 67, GRO. His work was included in both the Painting in Newlyn 1880-1930 Travelling Exhibition (1985) and the Cornwall County Council centenary exhibition, A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989 for which there are catalogues in the WCAA.
[Photo likeness in Hardie 2009, p41]
Sculptor and painter of figurative subjects and genre
works and access
Works include: Venetian Red; A Pound a Leg; Romanies; Newlyn from the bottom of Adit Lane (c1886-94) at Penlee House
Access: Bury, Lancashire;
In Cornwall: Penlee House, Penzance: above list
RCM, Truro (4): View of Paul Church (c1890), Annie Rowney (2 portraits), and portrait of Lois Greenwood Trahair
NAG November 1897 (Sketch: drawing sold to Bolitho of Ponsandane for 15 gns (the most expensive in show that sold); RA (11)
Bednar Every Corner was a Picture
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p277);
Hardie 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary
Johnson & Greutzner
Newton et al Painting at the Edge;
Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership
Wood Victorian Painters;