1878 - 1950

Percy Lancaster

Percy Lancaster was born at 35 Hulton Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Manchester on 28 November 1878, eldest son of Frederick Henry Lancaster (1840-27 August 1884), a fancy box & pattern card manufacturer, and his second wife Emily née Smith, who married at Cheadle Hulme, Manchester in 1877. In 1881, Percy was a 2-year-old, living at Moss Side, Chorlton with his parents, 40-year-old Frederick and 25-year-old Emily, with three stepsiblings Amelia Mary 21, Harry 18 and Beatrice 8, and a sibling brother William Edward 1. Percy was educated at Manchester School of Art but had studied architecture before taking up painting. In 1901, an architect's assistant, and together with his sisters Emily and Beatrice, boarding at 4 York Terrace, Southport, Ormskirk, Lancashire. He married at Holy Trinity Church, Southport, Lancashire on 6 June 1906, Florence Waite (10 August 1880-15 January 1963), only daughter of J. Waite of Southport, and they had one daughter. In 1911, a 32-year-old lithographic artist, living at 63 Cedar Street, Southport with his 31-year-old wife Florence. A landscape painter in both oils and watercolours also an etcher, being elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1910. Four years later he was made a full Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in 1921, a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He exhibited in many of the major institutions and galleries in the UK, including 19 works at the Royal Academy, 60 at the Royal Society of Painters-Etchers, 12 at the Fine Art Society, 123 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 68 at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, 104 at the Royal Society of British Artists and others up and down the country, including at the Ipswich Art Club in 1923, three works 'Evening in the Hayfield', 'Cowbit Church, Lincolnshire' and 'A Welsh Moorland'. In 1939, an artist, landscape, printer & etcher, living at 17 Ash Street, Southport, Lancashire with his wife Florence and daughter Ruth (born 4 July 1916). Percy Lancaster died at 166 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport on 26 November 1950, aged 71. He signed his works 'P. Lancaster' or a swirl monogram.

Royal Academy Exhibits
as P E Lancaster from 63 Cedar Street, Southport
1916 1032 The Old Fruit Seller - watercolour
         1474 The Little Flower-stall - watercolour
as P Lancaster
1917 838 A Flower Girl
         928 A Breeze on the Uplands
1920 671 The Light of the Hill - watercolour
1922 from 17 Ash Street, Southport
         822 The Drinking Pond - watercolour
1927 204 A Mountain Tarn
1928 300 Harvest
         453 The Farm on the Hill
1932 38 Near Chipping
         760 Bridge on a Moor - watercolour
1933 369 Port St Mary, Isle of Man
         362 The Farm Pool
         774 Castletown, Isle of Man - watercolour
1934 669 Ribblesdale
1935 486 The Vale of St John's
         702 Landscape near Keswick
1936 223 The Hayfield
1938 167 The White Barn

Works by This Artist