MILNES, William Henry

1865 - 1957

Born at Northgate, Wakefield on 22 October 1865 but baptised at Wakefield All Saints on 1 August 1869, son of William Henry Milnes, a master printer, and his wife Elizabeth née Wood, who married at Wakefield in 1854. He studied at Antwerp Academy and South Kensington School of Art, London and in 1891 was a 25 year old art student lodging at 64 Harwood Road, Fulham. He married at Hampstead, London in 1897, Georgina Marion Jameson (27 November 1871-1950) and in 1901 an art master at Walthamstow School of Art living at 798 High Road, Tottenham, London with his 29 year old wife and two children, William Henry Goodenough 3 and Kathleen Mabel 1, but in 1905 was an art master at Coventry School of Art, living at 7 Middlesborough Road, Coventry with a third child Violet Marion 6, all born in London. An Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers 1899 and of the Royal Society of British Artists 1906 and exhibited 1898-1938 from London 1898, Coventry 1905, Polstead, Suffolk 1927 and Oxted, Surrey 1935 and exhibited six works at the Royal Academy 1898-1902 including ‘Approach to a Yorkshire Village’ and ‘A Norfolk Bridge’. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1932 from Polstead, and of the Ipswich Art Club 1927-1936 exhibiting from The Old Forge, Polstead, Suffolk in 1927 six pictures, two etching 'Wyenenhoe, Essex' and 'An Essex Barn' and four watercolours 'The Taw', 'A Bit of North Devon', 'Towards Cancel, Brittany' and 'Westward Ho' and in 1933 he had five watercolours on show 'A Bit of Dorset', 'The Pond, Polsteaad', 'Along the East Coast', 'Towards Poole, Dorset' and 'Wye Valley, near Rhayader' but in 1935 he exhibited from The Old Cottage, Broadham Green, Oxted, Surrey two pictures 'Dorset towards Poole' and a watercolour 'Porch, Nayland Church'. In 1939 an artist living at Star Inn House, Sheep Street, North Cotswold, Gloucestershire with his wife Georgina and daughter Kathleen Mabel [q.v.]. The family later moved to Evesham, Worcester where his wife died in 1950, aged 78 and William followed in 1957, aged 91.

Works by This Artist