1869 - 1942

Oswald Garside

Oswald Garside was born at 54 Virginia Street, North Moels, Southport, Lancashire on 3 August 1869, son of Thomas Garside (1844-21 March 1883), a chemist & seedsman, and his wife Elizabeth née Philips (c1841-11 February 1903), who married at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire in 1865. In 1871, Oswald was a 1-year-old, living at 54 Virginia Street, North Moels, with his parents, 26-year-old Thomas and 28-year-old Elizabeth, and two siblings, Samuel 2 and newly born Bertrand. By 1881, they had moved to Bold Heath, Prescot, Lancashire where his father was now a manufacturing chemist and with the addition of two more children Franklin 9 and Malcolm 7. His father died in 1883 when the family moved to Wilderspool Causeway, Latchford, Warrington where in 1891, 21-year-old Oswald was a cabinet maker, living with his widowed mother and two of his brothers. Educated at Ross's School, Southport; People's College, Warrington and at Lancashire Art College and, after winning a £60 scholarship in 1893, obtained his passport and studied at the Académie Julian in Paris for three years, exhibiting two portraits at the Paris Salon in 1896. In 1901, a 31-year-old artist, living at 29 Beverley Road, Barnes, Surrey, the home of his uncle Thomas Schofield, a commercial traveller, and his family including Schofield's stepdaughter, 31-year-old art teacher Gertrude Brooks. Garside then spent 18 months in Italy where he painted the local scenery being renowned for his innovative use of mixed media, a combination of watercolour, gouache, oil paint and gum Arabic. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1916 and exhibited at the Royal Academy some thirty-seven times and over one hundred times at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and in 1923 exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club, a watercolour 'Winter'. A Member of the Liverpool Academy of Arts, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and President of the Midlands Sketching Club. In 1939, an unmarried artist painter, living at 18 Arley Avenue, Runcorn, Cheshire. Oswald Garside was of 1 White Hart Lane, Barnes, London SW 13, when he died at 10 Grove Road, Richmond, Surrey on 10 December 1942, aged 73. Warrington Museum held a 10-week exhibition of his works in 1995. The author of 'Landscape Painting in Watercolour (1929).

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 1 White Hart Lane, Barnes, Southwest London
1933 802 Winter's Robe - watercolour
plus others

Works by This Artist