John Fitz Marshall
John Fitz Marshall was a painter of landscapes, animals and still life subjects who lived and worked in Croyden. It is thought that he is probably the son of John Marshall. While Fitz Marshall’s works are relatively rare he exhibited widely during his lifetime.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1883 and 1903 as well as exhibiting at Suffolk Street, Grosvenor Gallery, The New Gallery and at various other venues. Titles at the Royal Academy include ‘Chestnut Boughs’, ‘During the Sermon - the choirmaster’s Terrier’ and ‘A Challenge’.
He was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1896.
John Fitz Marshall is best known for his portrayal of dogs and has a wonderful ability to capture the character of his canine friends, from the roguish charm of a little mutt to the complacent charm of this loyal companion