QUICK, Richard

1860 - 1939

Born at Bristol on 28 April 1860, third son of William Henry Quick, a draper, and his wife Mary Ann née Grant, who married at Chelmsford, Essex in 1852. In 1871, a ten year old living at Bethnal Green, London with his parents, 49 year old William and 49 year old Mary, and his three siblings, Frank 15, John 13 and Sarah 9. He studied at South Kensington School of Art and then at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich, Bavaria 1880-1884. In 1881, his parents William and Mary had moved to 140 Earls Court Road, Kensington when 21 year old son Richard was an artist (animal painter), a visitor at Chastleton Rectory, Oxfordshire together with his 19 year old sister Sarah. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1887-1888 and exhibited from his father's London address in 1887 'Granny' and 'An Alpine Torrent' and another, he also exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. He married at West Bromwich, Staffordshire in 1889, Catherine Mary Haden and became first curator at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum and in 1891 a 31 year old secretary to an Art Gallery, living at 63 Merridale Road, Wolverhampton with his 31 year old wife Catherine. In 1891 moved as curator at Horniman Museum, and in 1901 was living at Museum Lodge, 96 London Road, Lewisham with his wife and two children, Louisa 8 and Richard 6, but by 1904 had returned to Bristol as Superintendent of Bristol Art Gallery, living at 63 Ravenswood Road, Redland, Bristol and was curator of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth 1921-1932, when he retired. He died at Bournemouth, Dorset in 1939, aged 69.

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