(1847 - 1926)
Norman Garstin was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland, England. Norman Garstin is known for plein-air small canvas landscape painting.
Biography Norman Garstin
Norman Garstin (1847-1926)
The Irish landscape artist and figure painter Norman Garstin was born in County Limerick, the only child of an Irish mother and an Anglo-Irish father. He did not take to painting at first. Instead, he studied engineering in Cork, then, when his skill at drawing and draughtsmanship became apparent, travelled to London to study architecture. News of the fortunes to be made in the South African diamond fields then took him to Kimberly, where he dug for diamonds for four years.
A fall from a horse, causing him to lose the sight in his right eye, forced another career change whereupon Garstin turned his attention to art.
He travelled to Antwerp in 1878 and (like Richard Moynan and Roder
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