1878 - 1950

Percy Lancaster

Percy Lancaster, was born at 35 Hulton Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Manchester on 28 November 1878, 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, a 2 year old, living at Moss Side, Chorlton with his parents, 40 year old Frederick and 25 year old Emily, with three step-siblings Amelia Mary 21, Harry 18 and Beatrice 8, and a sibling brother William Edward 1. Educated at Manchester and Southport School of Art but Percy 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 Ormskirk, Lancashire in 1906, Florence Waite (10 August 1880-15 January 1963) 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 Watercolours. He exhibited in many of the major institutions and galleries in the UK, including 20 works at the Royal Academy, 60 at the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, 12 at the Fine Arts Society, 123 at Liverpool’s Walker Gallery, 68 at the Royal Cambrian Academy, 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). He died at 166 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport on 26 November 1950, aged 71. He signed his works 'P. Lancaster' or a swirl monogram.

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