GARSIDE, Oswald

1869 - 1942

Born at 54 Virginia Street, North Moels, Southport, Lancashire on 3 August 1869, son of Thomas Garside, chemist & seedsman, and his wife Elizabeth née Phillips, who married at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire in 1865. In 1871, a 1 year old living at 54 Virginia Street, North Moels, with his parents, 26 year old Thomas and 28 year old Elizabeth, and two siblings, Samuel 2 and newly born Bertrand. By 1881 they had moved to Bold Heath, Prescot, Lancashire where his father was now a manufacturing chemist with the addition of two more children Franklin 9 and Malcolm 7. His father died in 1887 and the family moved to Wilderspool Causeway, Latchford, Warrington where 21 year old Oswald was a cabinet maker, living with his widowed mother and two of his brothers and from where he studied at Warrington School of Art. Educated at Ross's School, Southport, People's College, Warrington and Lancashire Art College and in 1893 obtained his passport and studied at the Académie Julian in Paris for three years. By 1901 a 31 year old artist living at 29 Beverley Road, Barnes, Surrey, the home of his uncle Thomas Schofield, a commercial traveller, and his family including Schofield's step-daughter, 31 year old art teacher Gertrude Brooks. Garside then went to Italy where he painted the local scenery and was renowned for his innovative use of mixed media, generally a combination of watercolour, gouache, oil paint and gum Arabic. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1916, and exhibited 37 times at the Royal Academy, over 100 times at the Royal Cambrian Academy and in 1923 exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club, a watercolour 'Winter'. In 1939 an unmarried artist painter living at 18 Arley Avenue, Runcorn, Cheshire and died in Surrey North Eastern in 1942, aged 73. The author of 'Landscape Painting in Watercolour (1929).





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