HAROLD SWANWICK R.I.,
R.O.I. (1866 – 1929)
“Returning from Market”.
Oil painting on canvas
over board. 12” x 8” (305 x 203mm).
Prov: The Artist’s Studio
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.