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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 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.