R.I., R.O.I. (1866 – 1929)
Oil painting on
canvas over board. 12” x 8” (305 x
Prov: The Artist’s Studio Collection
Harold Swanwick was an animal, figure
and landscape painter. He was born in
Middlewich but lived most of his life in the village of Wilmington,
Kent and many of his paintings are of scenes in and around this area. His work depicts rural life before the onset
of industrialization. He studied in Liverpool and also at the Slade School
and at Juliens in Paris.
He exhibited his work at the Royal
Society of Artists, Birmingham; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the Royal Academy; the Royal
Society of British Artists; the Royal
Cambrian Academy; the Royal
Hibernian Academy; the Royal
Institute, to which he was elected Member in 1897; the Royal
Institute of Oil Painters, to which he was elected Member in 1909; the Royal Scottish Academy and Walker’s Gallery, London.
Examples of work by Harold Swanwick are held in the
collections of York Museums Trust; Reading
Museum; Towner Art Gallery; Michelham
Priory; Gallery Oldham and the National Museums Liverpool.