Artist biography

Alfred W. RICH 1856–1921

Landscape painter in watercolour. Born 4 March 1856 at Scaynes Hill, Sussex. Worked for a firm of heraldic painters 1870–90. Studied at Westminster School of Art and the Slade School 1890–6. Influenced by the earlier English watercolourists, notably Peter de Wint. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1896, member 1898; member of the International Society 1913. Held a one-man exhibition in his studio at Croydon 1896; first major one-man exhibition at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1902. Author of Watercolour Painting 1918. Died 7 September 1921 at Tewkesbury. Memorial exhibition at Walker's Galleries 1923. An A. W. Rich Scholarship was founded at the Slade School on the death of his widow 1934.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II