Sydney Ernest Hart was born at the Lizard in 1867, one of twelve children of Thomas HART. He is described as a landscape painter in 1891 and as an artist in 1901. At both times he was still living in the family home at Polbrean at the Lizard. He exhibited jointly with his father and his brother Percival Horace in Suffolk in 1889. Sydney was also with his father on a painting trip to Norway in 1901 and appears to have settled in Norway. His Cornish coastal watercolours can probably be dated to up to 1901 and his Norwegian works to after that date.
Sydney Hart remained single. He died of pneumonia at Odda in Norway, where he was buried. His gravestone is recorded online. He appears in the Norwegian censuses of 1910 and 1920. His death is recorded in the British Consular records for Bergen in 1921.
Painter and draughtsman
works and access
Works include: Sea Birds Home; Lion Rock; Alpine Pass; Moonlight; Norwegian Fjord; Off Cadgwith; Pentreath Beach; Launcing by Moonlight; The Shipwreck of the Mohegan (1889); Shipping before the Causeway St Michael's Mount
Access to work: BOC Smelteverk, Odda, Norway
The Tysestryngenefosses (Norwegian watercolour) Fine Art Gallery
Ipswich September 1889 (drawings and pencil sketches)
Falmouth Art Gallery 1990
misc further info
The Cornishman 8 Aug 1889
Falmouth Art Gallery Exhibition catalogue
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p329)
Census Returns to 1901
GRO Index and Consular Records