John William North ARA RWS

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Do you have a feeling for these painters? ¬†Would you be willing to help an old duffer get a wealth of information online, where it will be of use to scholars in the future? ¬†These truly inspirational artists deserve higher acclaim but my writing is poor and my time is limited, so I’m looking for … Continue reading

J W North: The Publishers’ Circular and Booksellers’ Record on 10/1/1925

The following is a transcript of an article by Gilbert Dalziel that appeared in the The Publishers’ Circular and Booksellers’ Record on 10/1/1925. “As a painter in watercolours, North’s sense of colour was simply superb. He saw in Nature hues and effects which to an ordinary pair of eyes would be unobservable; and that he … Continue reading

A Goddess – J W North ARA RWS (1913)

C ompleted in 1913 when North was 71 and displayed at the RWS Winter Exhibition (No.55). A really unusual subject for North. He was much criticised for his figure drawing (in early works it seems that Pinwell and Walker painted in figures for North – so he must have been sensitive to the accusations) and … Continue reading

The use of Chinese White

Just the other day, I was asked about the use of Chinese White in North’s watercolours. The best source of information about North’s watercolour technique comes from Herkomer’s Slade lecture that I have posted on the site. But from memory… Many of the English watercolour artists of the middle to late C19 used to mix … Continue reading

J W North ARA RWS at Nettlecombe, West Somerset

Paul Mansfield sent this snippet from the West Somerset Free Press, 15 Feb 1930: Several artists have been associated with Nettlecombe and the surrounding district. Of those, one of the most dstinguished was J W North, the painter and illustrator. He seems to be kindly remembered by those who knew him. Sir Walter Trevelyan, the … Continue reading

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