Artist biography

Arthur STUDD 1863–1919

Landscape painter and pastellist. Born 19 November 1863 at Hallerton Hall, Leicestershire. Read history at King's College, Cambridge, 1884–7. Studied under Legros at the Slade School 1888–9, and at the Académie Julian, Paris, 1889. Stayed at Le Pouldu, Brittany, 1890, and met Gauguin and De Haan. Although strongly influenced by Gauguin, his style changed after he had worked with Whistler in 1894 and 1895. Visited Samoa and Tahiti about 1898. Was for several years a neighbour of Whistler in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, and bequeathed three paintings by Whistler to the National Gallery. A one-man show of his work was held at the Alpine Club Gallery 1911. He died in London 26 January 1919.

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