COLLIER, Arthur Bevan

1832 - 1908

Arthur Bevan Collier, was born at Plymouth, Devon on 25 March and baptised at Plymouth St Andrew on 21 June 1832, youngest son of John Collier, a merchant, shipowner and an M.P., and his wife Emma. Educated as Sherborne and in 1851, a 19 year old articled solicitor's clerk, living at 18 Gloucester Road, Paddington, the home of his wealthy aunt, 35 year old Isabella Collier, with her 61 year old mother Emma, and Isabella's children, Robert 9, Margaret 4 and John 1, and she retained five indoor servants. Arthur married at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London on 17 May 1853, Eliza Blacker (1833-1891) and in 1861, a 29 year old landscape artist, living at Carthamartha, Collington, Cornwall with his 28 year old wife Eliza and their daughters, Anne 6, born Scotland and Lillian 3, born Whitchurch, Devon where he was a keen officer in the 6th Cornwall Rifles Territorial Army. In 1881, was living at 4 Oakley Street, Chelsea and was member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1888, exhibiting 1884 from Carthamartha in Cornwall, a large oil 'A Cornish Coast'. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy 1855-1899 mainly Scottish and Welsh landscapes and was also an exhibitor at British Institution and the Society of British Artist and at the second exhibition of the Society of Western Artists in 1892, he exhibited 'Spring at Carthamartha', 'On the Walkham' and 'On the West Okement'. He married secondly at St Peter's Church, Edinburgh on 6 September 1893, Emily (1838-1913), fourth daughter of Elfred Blaker and a sister of his first wife. He died at Carthamartha, Launceston, Cornwall on 20 February 1908, aged 75, leaving a widow and a daughter.




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