William Ratcliffe

1870–1955

William Ratcliffe, ‘Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way’ c.1914
Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way c.1914
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William Ratcliffe (6 October 1870 – January 1955) was one of the Camden Town Group of artists in early twentieth-century England. Although he never achieved the fame of other members of the Group, such as his friend and mentor Harold Gilman, he remained a full-time artist throughout his life, relying on the support of friends and family.

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