Artist biography

Sir Ernest WATERLOW 1850–1919

Painter of landscapes and animals in oil and watercolour. Born 24 May 1850 in London, son of A. C. Waterlow, lithographer. Began his studies in Lausanne under F.L.D. Bocion; returned to England 1867 and entered Carey's School of Art, and in 1872 the R.A. Schools; won the Turner gold medal in 1873. Was influenced at first by G. H. Mason and Fred Walker, later by Corot and the Barbizon painters. Exhibited at the R.W.S. and R.A. 1872–1919; member of the R.W.S. 1894, President 1897–1914; A.R.A. 1890, R.A. 1903. Knighted 1902. Travelled widely in France, Germany and Switzerland, and in England painted mostly in Suffolk, Swansea and Dorset. Died in London 25 October 1919. Memorial exhibitions at the Fine Art Society 1920 and at the R.A., winter 1922.

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