HUGHES, Arthur Foord

1856 - 1934

Arthur Foord Hughes, was born at Pimlico, London on 9 October 1856, eldest of the five children of artist & book illustrator Arthur Hughes (27 January 1832-23 December 1915) and his former model and wife Tryphena née Foord (1828-26 February 1921), who married at Holy Trinity, Maidstone, Kent on 26 November 1855. Young Arthur was instructed and followed in his father's footsteps as an artist, but used the name of Arthur Foord Hughes to differentiate him from his father. He was educated at King's College School and studied at Heatherley's School of Art, the Slade School of Art and finally at the Royal Academy Schools where he emulated his father in winning a silver medal in his first year. In 1871, a 14 year old, living at Finborough Road, Kensington, London with his parents, 39 year old Arthur and 41 year old Tryphena, and siblings Amy 13 and Agnes 11, both born in London, Emily 9, born in London and Godfrey 5, born at Putney but by 1881 the family had moved to Hackbridge Road, Wallington, Croydon where young Arthur was a 24 year old art student. In 1891, a 34 year old unmarried artist, living at The Studios, Thurloe Square, Kensington. A landscape and genre painter and a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1897. He married at Chelsea in 1893, Elizabeth Jones and in 1901, a 44 year old painter artist, living at 7 Albert Mansions, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea with his 37 year old wife Elizabeth but by 1911 they had moved to 'The Pines', Pett, near Hastings, Sussex. Past President of the East Sussex Arts Club, where he was sometime the secretary, and a member of the Twenty Club. As Arthur Foord Hughes, he was of 130 Harold Road, Hastings when he died at Dilkusha Nursing Home, Fairlight Road, Hastings on 20 July 1934, aged 78. He illustrated 'Windmills in Sussex' (1930).




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