Artist biography

Percy Francis GETHIN 1874–1916

Painter, draughtsman and etcher, mainly of architectural subjects. Born 23 July 1874 at Holywell, Sligo, Ireland. Studied at the R.C.A., at the Westminster School of Art and at the Atelier Colarossi in Paris. Painted decorations under Gerald Moira for the Unitarian Hall, Liverpool, and for the P. & O. Pavilion at the Paris International Exhibition 1900. Settled in London after 1905, taught life drawing at the Central School, and worked mainly as an etcher. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. and at the Colnaghi & Obach Gallery, New York, 1913. Killed in the Battle of the Somme 28 June 1916.

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