Sidney STARR 1857–1925
Genre, portrait, landscape and decorative painter. Born 10 June 1857 in Kingston upon Hull. Studied at the Slade School under Poynter and Legros, winning a Slade Scholarship 1874. His early work was much influenced by Whistler. Exhibited at the R.A. 1882–6; seceded from the R.B.A. and joined the N.E.A.C. 1886. Prize-winner at the Paris International Exhibition 1889. Went to the U.S.A. 1892 but retained British nationality; member of the New York Watercolour Club. Executed decorative paintings in Grace Chapel, New York, 1896, and in the Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. Designed a stained-glass window for Lafayette College. Died in New York 3 March 1925. Memorial exhibition at the Goupil Gallery 1926.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II