TALMAGE, Algernon Mayow

1871 - 1939

Algernon Talmage

Algernon Mayow Talmage was born at Fifield Rectory, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire on 23 February 1871, son of Revd John Mayow Talmage (1 August 1813-31 January 1883) and his second wife Susan Savage née Penkivil (30 December 1841-2 March 1915), who married at Kensington, London 1866, he married his first wife Louisa South at Charlbury, Oxfordshire on 23 January 1845, she died at Chipping Norton in 1863. In 1871, Algernon was a newly born child, living at Fifield Rectory with his parents, 56-year-old John and 29-year-old Susan, with a younger sibling John Mayow Lionel 2. As a child Talmage had an accident with a gun injuring his right hand resulting in Talmage painting with his left hand. Algernon studied at Herkomer's Art School at Bushey and at St Ives, Cornwall. He married at The Church of St Stephen, Treleigh, near Redruth, Cornwall on 10 August 1896, Charlotte Ann Gertrude Rowe (21 September 1866-19 April 1941) who was known as Annie, but they later separated. Talmage is principally known as a painter of plein-air landscapes and pastorals in a restrained yet sparkling Impressionist manner, and for tutoring Canadian artist Emily Carr (1871-1945), during her studies at St Ives when she lived and worked in his studio 'The Cabin' located on Westcotts Quay, St Ives. Talmage came to London around 1907 and in 1914 was the official First World War artist for Canada in France. Elected an Associate of the Royal Academy on 20 April 1922 and a member on 25 April 1929, and was also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from October 1902 and the Royal Institute of British Painters from 1908. He exhibited at Barbizon House; Chenil Galleries; Cooling Galleries; Fine Art Society; Grosvenor Gallery; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Goupil Gallery; Royal Scottish Academy; Heffer Gallery, Cambridge and elsewhere including at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, an oil 'The Banks of the Stour' and was also exhibited with the Sole Bay Group. Algernon Mayow Talmage died at Clarks House, Sherfield English, near Romsey, Hampshire on 14 September 1939.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from St Ives, Cornwall
1895 176 Fading Day
from Trecarrel, Redruth, Cornwall
1896 75 Through the gathering Gloom
from Pednolver, St Ives, Cornwall
1899 424 A Cornish Harvest
1901 338 Evening after Rain
         420 The Noonday Sun
         546 The Moorland Pool
1904 790 After Rain
1905 297 The Banks of the Avon
         529 The End of the Shower
1906 250 The Marsh Road
         314 Moonrise in Picardy
         462 The Ford
1907 431 Moonlight in Picardy
from 143 Church Street, Chelsea, Southwest London
1909 462 Picardy Marshes after Rain
1910 24 The Mackerel Shawl
         264 'Mark!! Woodcock forrard!'
         655 The Kingdoms of the Breeze
1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Works by This Artist