TALMAGE, Algernon Mayow

1871 - 1939

Algernon Talmage

Born at Fifield Rectory, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire on 23 February 1871, son of Revd John Mayow Talmage (1813-1883) and his second wife Susan Savage née Penkivil (1841-2 March 1915), who married at Kensington, London 1866, his first wife Louisa née South, died at Chipping Norton in 1863. In 1871, Algernon was a newly born child, living at Fifield Rectory with his parents, 56 year old John and 29 year old Susan, with a younger sibling John Mayow P. 2. Algernon studied at Herkomer Art School at Bushey and at St Ives, Cornwall. He married at Treleigh, Cornwall on 10 August 1896, Charlotte Ann Gertrude Rowe (21 September 1866-1941) who was known as Annie. Talmage is principally known as a painter of plein-air landscapes and pastorals in a restrained yet sparkling Impressionist manner and for tutoring Canadian artist Emily Carr (1871-1945) during her studies at St Ives when he lived and worked in his studio which was then called 'The Cabin' located on Westcotts Quay, St Ives. Official War Artist in France for Canada and elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 20 April 1922 and a Member on 25 April 1929, also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists 1903, Royal Institute of British Painters 1908. He exhibited at Barbizon House, Chenil New Gallery, Cooling & Sons, Fine Art Society, Grosvenor Gallery, Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Goupil Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy and elsewhere including the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, an oil 'The Banks of the Stour' and also exhibited with the Sole Bay Group [q.v.]. He died at Falmouth, Cornwall on 14 September 1939, he had no issue.




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