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 Arthur John Trevor Briscoe  (1873 - 1943)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: marine painting-sailing ships, etching

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Arthur Trevor John Briscoe   (1873 - 1943)

Born at Chester in 1873, eldest child of John Briscoe, cotton broker, and his wife Eliza Ann née Trevor, who married at Chester in 1872.  In 1881 an 8 year old living at North Alton, Rose Mount, Oxton, Birkenhead with his parents, 38 year old John and 36 year old Eliza and his four siblings.  By 1891 the family had moved to Plas Newydd, Stone Row, Henllan Green, Denbighshire where Arthur was an 18 year old art student. 

He studied at Slade Art School* in London and at the Academy Julian* in Paris. He married at Ipswich, Suffolk in 1901, Mabel Grace Sarah Shawyer and a 28 year old artist living at Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, Suffolk with his 20 year old wife Mabel, born at Ipswich.  In 1911 a 38 year old artist living at ‘Buzzon’ West Mersea, Colchester, Essex with his 29 year old wife Mabel.

A marine painter & etcher and elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1930 and a member in 1933.  He exhibited at Brook Street Art Gallery, Connell & Sons Gallery, Fine Art Society, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, New English Art Club, the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Redfern Gallery and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, from London in 1895 and 1926, Maldon, Essex 1898, Orford, Suffolk 1901, Colchester 1920 and Walton on Naze 1938, both in Essex.

He died in the Chelmsford District in 1943, aged 70 and his wife died at Colchester in 1969.

 
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A British painter, Arthur Briscoe was born  in 1873.  He attended Shrewsbury School where he held particular interests in painting and drawing.  After traveling to America and Japan with his father, he returned home and enrolled in the Slade School of Fine Art* where he studied under Professors Henry Tonks and Frederick Brown.  He also attended Academy Julian’s Atelier in Paris for 18 months.

Briscoe bought a three ton cutter in 1899, which he used to sail around the Essex coast near his home base, Maldon. 

His first one-man show which included 35 watercolors took place at the Modern Gallery in Bond Street in 1906.  Soon after, he wrote and illustrated a handbook on sailing and created illustrations for the Illustrated London News.

Briscoe was invited to join the crew of the Polish sail- training ship, Lwow in 1922 on a journey from Rotherhithe to Genoa.  He taught the cadets sailing terms and sketched every aspect of life on the ship.  Upon his return home, he was inspired to etch once more, producing plates of sea sketches.  With the help of Harold Dickens, a London publisher, Briscoe printed editions of 75 of his etchings.

His name became internationally renowned when his works sold to the New York market.  By the 1930s, his work was greatly sought after and an exhibition of marine art in Brussels dedicated an entire room to his work.


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