Arthur John Elsley
(1860 - 1952)
Arthur John Elsley was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Arthur Elsley is known for animal, figure and genre painting.
Biography Arthur John Elsley
Arthur John Elsley was born in London on November 20, 1860. His
earliest known work was a portrait sketch of a little dog, entitled Vic
(painted in 1871). At the age of 14 he entered the South
Kensington School of Art. In 1876 at age sixteen, Elsley became a
probationer at the Royal Academy School, and only two years later
exhibited his first painting of a pony.
Although he was born in London, and lived there for most of his life,
Elsley preferred the countryside. Even in the days when cycling
was a rarity, he thought nothing of pedaling fifty miles out of the
city in search of suitable material. As it were, English
collectors had a growing appreciation for paintings depicting everyd
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