NICHOL, Edwin

1855 - 1923

Suffolk  View with Windmill, Cottages and Church

Born at Liverpool in 1855, son of William Nichol and his wife Christian[a] née Tullis who were both from Scotland. William died in 1858 and in 1861 his 43 year old widow was living at 8 Willingham Terrace, St Pancras, London with seven children born between 1840 and 1857, four born in Scotland and three born in Liverpool. In 1871 the family were living at 120 Leighton Road, St Pancras and ten year later Edwin was a 25 year old 'artist of painting' at the same address with his mother and 31 year old sister Alice. Edwin studied at Norwich entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1874 and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1879 and 1900 from London and at the Society of British Artists in 1881 from 120 Leighton Road, Kentish Town 'Departing Day' and from Camden Road Studios, 27 Camden Road, London in 1883 amongst others 'In the Vale of Slaughden, Suffolk' and in 1886 'Meadows by the Orwell' and later exhibited from 1 Park Road Studios, Haverstock Hill, London. In 1900 he moved to The Cloisters, Snape, near Saxmundham in Suffolk and in 1911 still unmarried, a 55 year old 'private means and farmer' at the same address with two of his unmarried siblings as visitors Christiana and Frank Ernest, another visitor was 39 year old artist George Wilkinson from St Pancras. He died at Snape in 1923, aged 68 and his brother Frank followed him ten years later aged 77. His name is sometimes spelt Nichols or Nicholls.




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