Artist biography

The Hon. John COLLIER 1850–1934

Painter of portraits, subject pictures and occasional landscapes. Born 27 January 1850 in London, younger son of the judge Robert Collier (afterwards first Lord Monkswell). Educated at Hcidelberg. Studied art under Poynter at the Slade School, in Paris under J.-P. Laurens, and in Munich; encouraged by Alma-Tadema and Millais. Exhibited at the R.A. 1874–1934; also at the Grosvenor Gallery and New Gallery. Vice-President R.P. 1899; R.O.I. 1910. O.B.E. 1921. Published The Primer of Art 1882, A Manual of Oil Painting 1886 and The Art of Portrait Painting 1905. One-man exhibition of landscapes at the Leicester Galleries 1915; retrospective exhibition at Sunderland Art Gallery 1921–2. Died at Hampstead, London, 11 April 1934.

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