John Ernest Aitken
(1881 - 1957)
John Ernest Aitken was active/lived in United Kingdom. John Aitken is known for marine, seascape, and harbor view painting.
Biography John Ernest Aitken
John Ernest Aitken was the son of James Aitken, a Scottish-born maritime artist. He studied at the Manchester, Liverpool and Wallasey Schools of Art and was also taught by his father with whom he shared a studio in Liverpool.
Aitken and his father permanently moved to the Isle of Man in 1911, although they had visited the Island from 1894. A few months after moving to Port St Mary, Aitken built an artist's studio at the rear of Lime Street.
He was a prolific and commercially successful artist with some of his paintings being reproduced as calendars and prints. The most popular of these was The Herring Boats, Port St Mary, produced by Bregazzi's, the Douglas firm of picture framers.
In his obituary Aitken was de
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