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LIONEL TOWNSEND CRAWSHAW R.S.W., R.B.S.A. (1864-1949)
Lionel Townsend Crawshaw was in born in Warmsworth near Doncaster, Yorkshire in 1864, where his father was a farmer, quarry owner, lime and stone merchant. He was sent to The Royal School of St. Peter's in York (3rd oldest public school in the UK in 1878) where he matriculated. At School he won prizes for french, german, watercolour painting and chalk drawing. A gifted rower he rowed for his school and played halfback at rugby. His end of school report said he "should play less for himself and more for the team" it also described him as a fairly quick runner. While a pupil he was the school librarian. Lionel went up to Christ's Cambridge where as well as rowing for his college he also played rugby. He gained a BA (1885) in Law and took a postgraduate degree course qualifying LL.M in 1889. After Cambridge he took up Art studying in Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe and at Colarossi's in Paris. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, New English Art Club and elsewhere. His second wife was Frances Kettlewell (nee Fisher ), a widow and a vicars daughter. She was a flower painter. He was elected a member of the Staithes Group in 1903 although he did not live there, he had a summer studio in Whitby. He and Frances lived in Yorkshire until the early 1930s but exhibited from addresses in Scotland, Worcestershire and Liverpool. They latterly lived in Tucketts Trusham near Newton Abbot Devon. Lionel died on 15th March 1949 in Cran Hill Nursing Home in Bath he was survived by a son Harold Godfrey Crawshaw who was an accountant. His nephew Jack Townsend Crawshaw (an underwriter at Lloyds) was a trustee of his estate.


LIONEL TOWNSEND CRAWSHAW
R.S.W., R.B.S.A. (1864-1949)

Street in Whitby
oil 8 x 6 inches
  
Eileen Alice Soper RMS SWLA (1905 - 1990)
Eileen Soper is best known for her illustration of Enid Blyton "Famous Five" books but she was also an outstanding artist in other fields. Her etchings, drawings and watercolours of flowers, animals and people were outstanding and she exhibited in this country and America.. She was entirely taught by her father George Soper, a well known engraver. Eileen remains the youngest exhibitor at the Royal Academy aged 15. She remained a spinster all her life and the only known romantic attachment she formed was with the Olympic sprinter Eric Liddell. She and her father were very keen on wildlife and allowed their four acre garden to become a wilderness and sanctuary for birds and animals. One of her squirrel pictures is in the Queens collection. The studio that the had at the bottom of their Herefordshire garden became so overgrown that after her death many of her works were discovered after a friend hacked his way through to the building. The works were sold at Bonhams in 1992.

Eileen Alice Soper RMS SWLA (1905 - 1990)
Portrait of Alison Boardman
watercolourl 16 x 12.5 inches
  

John Terris RI RSW (1865-1914)
Watercolour landscape painter who was made an RSW in 1891 and RI in 1912. He studied art at Birmingham School of Art and first exhibited there at the age of fifteen. He was born and died in Glasgow. He exhibited at 34 at Royal Society of Artists Biringham, Doweswell Galleries 4, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 61, Walker Galleries Liverpool 46, Manchester City Art Gallery 14, New Gallery 3, Royal Academy 4, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 13, Royal Scottish Academy 34 Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours 68 and Walker's Gallery London 2.




John Terris RI RSW (1865-1914)
Edinburgh
watercolour 21.5 x 14.5 inches
 
Robert A. Wade AWI, FVAS, FRSA (LON), AWS (USA), ISMP (USA), KA (USA), MHSMA (Mexico)
Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1930, the distinguished Australian artist, Robert A. Wade, has gained International acclaim. He has exhibited with most of the major Watercolour Societies in the World and won important awards in many countries. He conducts Workshops regularly in Europe and the USA, inspiring his students with his infectious enthusiasm and his consummate mastery of the Watercolour medium. His work has received 12 Major overseas awards, in England, France and USA, plus 91 awards in Australia. He was elected "Artist of the Year", Victorian Artists' Society, 1985 and 1986; also in 1986 he received the "Advance Australia Medal" for his outstanding contribution to Australian Watercolour, and in 1988 he received the "Windsor and Newton Australian Bi-Centenary Award for Watercolour". He was elected Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute, 1983; Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London, 1983/1990; Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1987; Honorary Member Sociedad Mexicana de Acuarelistas, Mexico, 1982; Elected Member International Society of Marine Painters, USA, 1980; Elected Member Knickerbocker Artists New York, 1991;Honorary Member Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, USA, 1985; Life Member of Watercolour Society of Victoria; Patron and Life Member of the Hawthorn Artists' Society; Fellow of Victorian Artists' Society and former Council Member. In January 2000, he was elected to full membership of the American Watercolor Society, the first Australian to be so honoured. He has exhibited with most of the world's major Watercolour Societies including the American Watercolor Society, NYC, 1981 & 1993; Royal Watercolour Society's Open, London, 1983; Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London, annually, 1983-1993.

Robert A. Wade AWI, FVAS, FRSA (LON), AWS (USA), ISMP (USA), KA (USA), MHSMA (Mexico)
Morning Movement Suzhov China 1993
watercolour 14 x 21 inches
 
  

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