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Encyclopedia > George Spencer Watson

George Spencer Watson (8 March 1869 - 11 April 1934) was an English portrait artist of the late romantic school who sometimes worked in the style of the Italian Renaissance. He was elected a Member of the Royal Academy in 1932. March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person or object. ... Link titleBold textI love Dana and she is my whole world!!!! ... The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th century to about 1600, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...

Born in London, Watson studied at the Royal Academy from 1889; he exhibited there from 1891 and also at the Paris salon. Retrospective exhibitions were held at the Galerie Heinemann, Munich in 1912, and at the Fine Art Society in 1914. Honoré Daumier satirized the bourgeoises scandalized by the Salons Venuses, 1864 The Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris) is the official art exhibition of the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris, France. ... Munich (German: , pronounced  ; Austro-Bavarian: Minga; Italian: Monaco; Latin language: Monacum) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: ). Munich is Germanys third largest city and one of Europes most prosperous. ...

His work A Lady in Black (1922) is owned by the Tate Collection. The logo of Tate, used in different colours for the 4 galleries. ...

He married Hilda and they had a daughter, Mary Spencer Watson (1913-2006), a sculptor. Sculptor redirects here. ...

He died in London and a memorial exhibition was held at the Fine Art Society in the same year. There is a memorial to him in the north vestibule of St James's Church, Piccadilly, London. St Jamess in 1815. ...


  • Cynthia - circa 1932 - auctioned Christie's London 6 November 1995
  • A Cottage Garden - 1928 (view of Dunshay)
  • The Adoration - 19??
  • The Creation -1921 -Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, UK
  • Peter and the bear -1915
  • Portrait of Monica Boyd - 1909
  • Portrait of Esther Harris - 1904
  • Portrait of James Harris and his dog - ?
  • The Fountain - 1900



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