1869 - 1942

Oswald Garside

Oswald Garside, was born at 54 Virginia Street, North Moels, Southport, Lancashire on 3 August 1869, son of Thomas Garside, chemist & seedsman, and his wife Elizabeth née Phillips, who married at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire in 1865. In 1871, 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 on 16 February 1887 when the family moved to Wilderspool Causeway, Latchford, Warrington where 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 step-daughter, 31 year old art teacher Gertrude Brooks. Garside then went to Italy where he painted the local scenery being renowned for his innovative use of mixed media, generally 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 37 times at the Royal Academy, over 100 times at the Royal Cambrian Academy and in 1923 exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club, a watercolour 'Winter'. In 1939, an unmarried artist painter, living at 18 Arley Avenue, Runcorn, Cheshire. He 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).

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