Artist biography

A. S. HARTRICK 1864–1950

Painter, illustrator, draughtsman and lithographer, mainly of figure subjects. Born 7 August 1864 in Bangalore, Madras, son of an Army captain. Studied at Edinburgh University, the Slade School under Legros, and in Paris at the Académie Julian, and under Cormon before 1887, when he exhibited his first picture at the Paris Salon. Met Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists in Paris, and Gauguin in Brittany. Returned to Scotland, came into contact with the artists of the Glasgow School. From 1889 worked in London as illustrator for The Graphic, The Pall Mall Magazine, etc. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1893; R.W.S. 1910; one of the founders of the Senefelder Club; exhibited at the R.A. 1895–1907. Lived with his wife Lily Blatherwick, also an artist, in Gloucestershire, where he painted mainly landscape and country scenes. Exhibited with his wife at the Continental Gallery 1901. Returned to London to take up teaching at Camberwell School of Art and later at the Central School. Author of A Painter's Pilgrimage through Fifty Years 1939. Died in London 1 February 1950. Retrospective exhibition at the Fulham Public Library 1936 and a Memorial exhibition at the Arts Council 1951.

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