OSBORNE, Malcolm

1880 - 1963

Malcolm Osborne

Malcolm Osborne, was born at Waterloo Place, Frome, Somerset on on 1 August 1880, fourth of five sons of the six children of Alfred Arthur Osborne (1846-21 March 1910), a schoolmaster who was born at Sudbury, Suffolk, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth née Biggs (1842-25 September 1907), who was also a school teacher, who married at Frome in 1873. Malcolm grew up in Frome and was educated at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol and at Queen's School of Art in Bristol. In the early 1900s, together with his elder brother Harold, he moved to Streatham, London and studied etching and engraving at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington 1901-1906 under Sir Frank Short (1857-1945). In 1911, a 30 year old artist engraver, a joint tenant with 32 year old artist engraver Alfred Bentley (1879-1923), at 40 Park Mansions, Prince of Wales Road, Battersea Park, London and he served as an officer gunner in the Royal Artillery in the First World War. An etcher and engraver, who was known for his prints of landscapes, urban views and portraits, was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy 11 June 1918, a Member on 13 April 1926 and a Senior on 1 January 1856. Osborne was Head of the School of Engraving and Etching at South Kensington. An Associate of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers & Engravers, a Member in 1909 and was president in 1938. He exhibited at Abbey Gallery; Beaux Art Gallery; Chenil Galleries; Fine Art Society; Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Royal Academy; Ridley Art Club; Royal Scottish Academy and at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, two dry point works 'Shrimant Sampatrao Gaikwad, Baroda' and 'Cathedral Steps, Le Puy', in 1932 from 44 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London 'Morning at Amiens' and the following year three works 'Strath-Tay', 'Prof. C. M. Gillispie' and 'The Fountain, Carcassonne'. He married at Kensington, London in 1927, Amy Margaret Stableford (7 February 1884-29 January 1964) and in 1939 an artist draughtsman & engraver, living at 44 Redcliffe Gardens, South Kensington , London with his wife Amy. He died at 44 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington S.W.10 on 22 September 1963 and his wife died four months later.

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