SWINSTEAD, George Hillyard

1860 - 1926

George Swinstead

George Hillyard Swinstead, was born at Chelsea, London in 1860, son of Charles Swinstead (1816-1890), headmaster of North London School of Art, and his second wife Jane ne Hillyard (1826-1891), who married at London City in 1847, Charles had previously married Emma Hillyard (1815-1842) at St Pancras, London in 1839. George studied at North London School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools and in 1881, a 20 year old 'artist picture painter', living at 12 St Marks Square, Hackney with his parents, 65 year old Charles and 55 year old Jane, and four siblings Paul Ernest 25, a teacher B.A. London University; Eliza Jane 22, art teacher drawing; Frank Hillyard 18 [q.v.], 'artist teacher drawing' and John Hillyard 16, scholar. George married at Islington, London in 1887, Rosalie Edmonds (1867-1956) and in 1891 their home was at Weston Park, Hornsey, but they were visiting Walberswick, Suffolk. Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1893 and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour in 1907. In 1901, a 40 year old artist painter, living at 81 Hornsey Rise, Islington with his 33 year old wife Rosalie and their two daughters, Valerie Emily 12 and Eulalia Hillyard 6. In 1911, an artist painter living at 14 Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead, London with his family. His visits to Walberswick at the turn of the 19th century and his paintings exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists included 'The Grey River, Walberswick' in 1895, 'Walberswick, Suffolk' in 1896, 'Morning Breakfast, Walberswick' in 1897, 'The Meadow near Southwold' 1900 and 'The Harbour's Mouth, Walberswick' in 1903. He exhibited four works at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, 'The Old Mill, Seaford, Sussex', 'After Rain, The Inner Harbour, Polpero, Cornwall', 'The Moorings, Newhaven Harbour' and 'Chapel Rock, Polpero Harbour'. He died at 14 Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead on 16 January 1926.

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