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In the Garden
1869 to 1934 England
Offered by Cider House Galleries Ltd
SUMMER EVENING IN THE GARDEN
GEORGE SPENCER WATSON
Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches
Framed size 37 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches
George Spencer Watson was born in London on 8 March 1869.
He studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1889 and exhibited there from 1891 and also at the Paris Salon.
He was an English portrait artist of the late romantic school who sometimes worked in the style of the Italian Renaissance.
He won the Royal Academy Schools Silver medals in 1889 and 1891, and the Landseer Scholarship in 1892.
Watson was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil in 1900, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1904 and Associate Royal Academician in 1923 and a full member in 1932.
Watson married Hilda, a dancer and mime artist. They had a daughter called Mary who was born in 1913 and she became a sculptor, she died in 2006.
After spending holidays in Swanage, in 1923 Watson bought Dunshay Manor in the hills of the Isle of Purbeck.
George Watson Spencer died in London on 11 April 1934.
A memorial exhibition was held at the Fine Art Society later that year.
Retrospective exhibitions were held at the Galerie Heinemann, Munich in 1912 and at the Fine Art Society London in 1914.
Works Represented: Tate Britain; Harris Art Gallery Preston; Bournemouth; Liverpool; Plymouth; National Gallery of Canada.
Bibl: Victorian Painters - Christopher Wood; British Artists 1880-1940
|Height||30.00 inch||(76.20 cm)|
|Width||40.00 inch||(101.60 cm)|
|External Height||37.25 inch||(94.61 cm)|
|External Width||47.25 inch||(120.01 cm)|
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