Edward J. GREGORY 1850–1909
Illustrator and painter of sentimental genre and portraits. Born 19 April 1850 in Southampton. Entered the drawing office of the P. & O. Steamship Company, but decided to become an artist, met Herkomer and came to London in 1869. Studied at the R.C.A. and later at the R.A. Schools. Was employed on decorations at the V. & A. and from 1871 to 1875 worked for The Graphic. Exhibited at the R.I. (Associate 1871, Member 1876, P.R.I. 1898–1909) and at the R.A. from 1875 (A.R.A. 1879, R.A. 1898). Visited the Continent and in 1882 stayed in Italy. Received distinctions for his exhibits in Paris in 1889 and 1900, Munich 1891 and Brussels 1898. Died at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, 22 June 1909.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I