QUICK, Richard

1860 - 1939

Richard Quick

Richard Quick was born at Bristol on 28 April 1860, fourth son of William Henry Quick (1821-1894), a draper, and his wife Mary Ann née Grant (c1822-12 December 1904), who married at Chelmsford, Essex in 1852. In 1871, Richard was a ten-year-old, living at Bethnal Green, London with his parents, 49-year-old William and 49-year-old Mary, and his three siblings, Frank 15, John 13 and Sarah 9. Richard studied at South Kensington School of Art followed by the Royal Academy of Art in Munich, Bavaria 1880-1884. By 1881, his parents William and Mary had moved to 140 Earls Court Road, Kensington, when their 21-year-old son Richard was an artist (animal painter), a visitor at Chastleton Rectory, Oxfordshire together with his 19-year-old sister Sarah. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1887-1888 and exhibited from his father's Kensington address in 1887, 'Granny' and 'An Alpine Torrent' and another, he also exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Walker Art Gallery; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. He married at West Bromwich, Staffordshire in 1889, Catherine Mary Haden (1859-1922). He was the first curator at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum and in 1891, a 31-year-old secretary to an Art Gallery, living at 63 Merridale Road, Wolverhampton with his 31-year-old wife Catherine. In 1891 he took the position as curator at Horniman Museum, and in 1901 was living at Museum Lodge, 96 London Road, Lewisham with his wife and two children, Louisa 8 and Richard 6, but by 1904 had returned to Bristol as Superintendent of Bristol Art Gallery, living at 63 Ravenswood Road, Redland, Bristol. After the death of his wife, he married secondly at Woolwich, London in 1923, Mary Grabham (12 August 1874-22 February 1956) and was curator of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth 1921-1932, when he retired. Richard Quick died at 'Tregenna', 272 Castle Lane, Bournemouth, Dorset on 2 October 1939, aged 69. Collector's mark 'R. Q.'. Illustration from the Horniman Museum

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