LANCASTER, Percy

1878 - 1950

Percy Lancaster

Born at 35 Hulton Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Manchester on 28 November 1878, son of Frederick Henry Lancaster (1840-1884), a manufacturer, and his second wife Emily née Smith, who married at Cheadle Hulme in 1877. In 1881, a 2 year old living at Moss Side, Chorlton with his parents, 40 year old Frederick and 25 year old Emily, with three step-siblings Amelia M 21, Harry 18 and Beatrice 8, and a sibling brother William E. 1. Percy studied architecture and in 1901 an architects assistant boarding, with Emily and Beatrice, at 4 York Terrace, Southport, Ormskirk, Lancashire before taking up painting. He studied at Southport and Manchester Schools of Art, marrying at Ormskirk, Lancashire in 1906, Florence Waite (10 August 1880-1963) and in 1911 a 32 year old lithographic artist living at 63 Cedar Street, Southport with his 31 year old wife Florence. A fine landscape painter in both oils and watercolours also a fine etcher, being elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1910. Four years later he was made a full Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in 1921, a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He exhibited in many of the major institutions and galleries in the UK, including 20 works at the Royal Academy, 60 at the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, 12 at the Fine Arts Society, 123 at Liverpool’s Walker Gallery, 68 at the Royal Cambrian Academy, 104 at the Royal Society of British Artists and others up and down the country including at the Ipswich Art Club in 1923 three works 'Evening in the Hayfield', 'Cowbit Church, Lincolnshire' and 'A Welsh Moorland'. In 1939 an artist, landscape, printer & etcher, living at 17 Ash Street, Southport, Lancashire with his wife Florence and daughter Ruth (born 4 July 1916) and he died at Southport in the last quarter of 1950, aged 71.




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