Frank Sherwin RI RSMA BWS
(1896 - 1986)
Frank Sherwin was born in Derby on 19th May 1896 son of Samuel Sherwin (Exh 1884 – 1899) Marine and landscape painter in oil and watercolour. He studied at Derby School of Art and Heatherley’s in 1920 under Henry Massey. He was elected RI in 1950 and RSMA in 1967.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artists. His work is held in National Maritime Museum, Derby Gallery and has been reproduced by Frost and Reed, British Rail and the Medici Society. He lived in Cookham in Berkshire for many years and published articles in The Artist. He died on 1st July 1986.
Cyril Victor Parker RI
Born in Hornsey the son of a Builder Foreman on 30th June 1897. He served in the East Surrey Regiment between 1914 – 18 War which interrupted his
university education at London University. C V Parker was a painter of landscapes and floral still life who lived in Ealing most of his life, worked as a customs officer and was a member of the
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
Work by Cyril Parker is in Her Majesty’s Government Collection and was purchased from the Civil Service Art Club and the Customs & Excise Art Club and he was a member of both Clubs and a member of the Wapping Group of Artists.
Leslie Arthur Wilcox, RI, RSMA
(March 1904 – January 1982)
Leslie Arthur Wilcox was known mainly as a painter of marine subjects in oils. He was also a watercolourist, illustrator, poster artist, marine model-maker and author. He was for some years Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. His works are in many collections around the world, including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the Royal Collection. He wrote and illustrated two books on maritime history: Mr Pepys' Navy (1966 G. Bell & Sons Ltd., London) and Anson's Voyage (1969 G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., London).
Roy Perry RI
Roy Perry was a painter in oil, watercolour and acrylic, born in Liverpool he was educated at St John’s School, Harrow and Southampton University. He was awarded the RI prize in 1978 and a member of the Royal Istitute of Painters in Watercolour in 1978 and became a member of their council from 1979. He has works in the permanent collections of The Fleet Air Arm, HRH Duke of Edinburgh and other collections throughout the world. He exhibited regularly in the exhibitions at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Frank Henry Algernon Mason RI RBA RSMA
1875 - 1965
Frank Henry Mason was a Marine Painter in oil and watercolour, etcher and illustrator and poster designer. He was born in Seaton Carew in County Durham and was educated at HMS Conway and served at sea for sometime. He was engaged in engineering and shipbuilding at Leeds and Hartlepool. He travelled extensively abroad and painted many marine and coastal subjects. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1900 and the Royal Society of Marine Artists from 1961. Frank Henry Mason was a Lieutenant in the RNVR during World War I in the North Sea and Egypt. He designed posters for the railways, advertisements for Yorkshire and lived for many years in Scarborough. He was elected RI in 1929 was a member of the Staithes School and is represented in many public collections including Cartwright Hall, Bradford; Dundee City Art Gallery; Gray Art Gallery, Hartlepool; Imperial War Museum and Lloyds of London
An exhibition of his work was held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich in 1973.
His addresses were Birmingham 1893, Taunton, Somerset 1897, Scarborough 1900 and London 1930. He died on 25th February 1965.
John Yardley RI
John Yardley was born in Beverley, Yorkshire in 1933. He became a banker and with no formal training in art he decided in 1986 to give up this career and dedicate himself full-time to painting. He does see his lack of formal training as an advantage as this has given him the freedom to find his own style. He has a brisk impressionist style which is well suited to his use of watercolour although he does produce work in other mediums.
He is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and has enjoyed huge acclaim in this field. He has been presented with many prizes which include the Watercolour Foundation Award
He is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Reigate in Surrey
Fred Taylor RI
Fred Taylor was born in Wandsworth London on March 22 1875, the son of William Taylor (a watchmaker) and Charlotte Mary Biss (1852-1885. Taylor studied briefly at Goldsmith’s College, London, where he won a gold medal for his posters, and a travelling scholarship to study in Italy. At some point working in the Waring and Gillow Studio, Taylor was a poster artist, illustrator, decorator and a watercolourist. Particularly noted as a poster artist from 1908 to the 1940s, and was regularly commissioned by the LNER, EMB and shipping companies. Taylor also exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, and other provincial societies. Taylor’s designs frequently referred to architectural subjects.During the Second World War, Taylor was employed on naval camouflage. He also executed commissions for London Transport, including ‘Back Room Boys’, where the underlying concept and use of central image with a surrounding border were probably taken from A S Hartrick’s series of lithographs on war work called Playing the Game, 1918, although ‘their finely balanced colouring and their superb draughtsmanship are peculiar to Taylor at his best’.
John Terris RI RSW
John Terris was a watercolour landscape painter who was elected to Royal Scottish Scociety of Painters in Watercolour in 1891 and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1912. He studied art at Birmingham School of Art and first exhibited there at the age of fifteen. John Terris was born on 9th June 1865 to George Terris (profession Japanner) and Jane Kay. The family moved from Scotland to Birmingham (John was 4years old) as there was little work for his father in Scotland. John earned his living while they were in Birmingham as a wood engraver. The family moved back to Glasgow between 1881 and 1891 where they were dependent on John as a landscape artist and his brother George a baker, his father George was unable to find work as a japanner and eventually took up glass decorating. On 17th May 1892 John married Isabella McAllan McNicol the daughter of Robert McNicol a master brewer at St Rollox Glasgow. John Terris died very young at 49 in Bridge of Allan on 14th March 1914.
This view of Edinburgh Castle is painted from near to the Edinburgh College of Art.
George Robert Rushton RI, RBA, RBSA
(1869 – 1948)
George Robert Rushton was a landscape painter in watercolour, mural decorator and stained-glass designer. He was born in Henrietta Street in Birmingham in 1869, the son of a machinist. He studied art in Birmingham and London. He moved to Newcastle upon Tyne, actually living in Ryton Co Durham in about 1897 and married a local Gateshead girl. He received his Art Masters Teaching Certificate in 1900 and taught in the Art Department of Armstrong College, Newcastle. He left Newcastle in 1906 and lived near Didcot, Oxfordshire. He painted in East Anglia, Sussex and the continent. He lived for sometime in Ipswich. George Robert Rushton was elected RBA in 1922 and he is represented in several public collections. He died on 20th June 1948