CROUGHTON, George Hanmer

1843 - 1920

George Hanmer Croughton

Born at Westminster, London on 17 April 1843 and baptised at St Thomas’s, Finsbury Square on 9 April 1852, son of Thomas Hanmer Croughton and his wife Ann née Swinyard, who married at St Luke’s, London on 31 May 1840. Croughton studied at the National School of Arts at South Kensington under Thomas Sydney Cooper (1803-1902), and at Antwerp and Paris. George married at Bath in September 1865, Charlotte Morgan (born 1844) of Bath. He exhibited at the International Expo in London in 1863 and at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Exhibit in 1864, winning a medal at each. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1874, a watercolour of flowers. About 1876 George, his wife and five daughters and a son moved from London to 19 London Road South, Lowestoft where George was an artist & photographer, during which year he published an article in the 'British Journal of Photography'. In 1881 he exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 19 London Road South, Lowestoft five oils, including ‘On a Lee Shore’, 'A Suffolk Lane', 'Near Reedham', 'On Fritton Decoy' and 'After the Gale' and continued to exhibit five paintings in 1882 and three in 1883 'A Quiet Nook, Fritton Decoy', 'On the Holm Sands 1882' and 'A Rustic Toilet'. He left Lowestoft in 1886 for New York, USA. Secretary of Rochester Art Club, New York 1892, president 1895 and treasurer 1902 and a member and president of the Rochester Camera Club. He died at his home in Rochester, New York on 15 April 1920.




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