BRISCOE, Arthur John Trevor

1873 - 1943

Arthur John Trevor Briscoe

Arthur John Trevor Briscoe, was born at Birkenhead on 25 February 1873, eldest child of John Briscoe, cotton broker, and his wife Eliza Ann née Trevor, who married at Chester in 1872. In 1881, an 8 year old, living at North Alton, Rose Mount, Oxton, Birkenhead with his parents, 38 year old John and 36 year old Eliza and his four siblings, Frederick Ernest Trevor 7, Alice Maud Trevor 5, Beatrice Mary Trevor 3 and newly born George Harold Trevor. Educated at Shrewsbury School but by 1891 the family had moved to Plas Newydd, Stone Row, Henllan Green, Denbighshire, where Arthur was an 18 year old art student. He studied at Slade Art School in London and at the Academy Julian in Paris. He married at Ipswich early in 1901, Mabel Grace Sarah Shawyer (1881-21 October 1969) and in 1901, a 28 year old artist living at Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, Suffolk with his 20 year old wife Mabel, born at Ipswich. In 1911, a 38 year old artist living at ‘Buzzon’ West Mersea, Colchester, Essex with his 29 year old wife Mabel. A marine painter in oil and watercolour and an etcher being elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1930 and a member in 1933. In 1939, a marine artist, living at 'Twizzle', Mill Lane, Frinton-on-sea, Essex with married Alice Conyers Briscoe (23 September 1877-8 October 1942). He exhibited at Brook Street Art Gallery; Connell & Sons Gallery; Fine Art Society; Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; New English Art Club; the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers; Redfern Gallery and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, from London in 1895 and 1926, Maldon, Essex 1898, Orford, Suffolk 1901, Colchester 1920 and Walton-on-Naze 1938, both in Essex. He also illustrated 'Handbook on Sailing' by Clove Hitch (1904). He was of Mill Lane, Frinton-on-sea, and died at Broomfield Lodge Residential Hotel, Chelmsford on 27 April 1943, aged 70. He signed his paintings 'A. Briscoe' and etchings 'Arthur Briscoe'. [Arthur Briscoe: Marine Artist (1974)]

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