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Famous People from Scarborough and the surrounding area

The Man and his Methods – Frank Henry Mason

Art Museum Scarborough

The Man and his Methods – Frank Henry Mason First Floor Exhibition at Scarborough Art gallery until 3rd January 2016. Best known for his vivid coastal, harbour and maritime paintings, Frank Henry Mason (1875 – 1965) is also celebrated for his distinctive Art Deco railway and travel posters. Mason has a strong connection with Scarborough, […]

Frank Henry Mason

Art Museum Scarborough

Frank Henry Mason Mason was an artist best known for his maritime, shipping, coastal and harbour paintings and as a creator of art deco travel and railway posters. His style is described as a ‘light impressionist’ and he was a founder member of the Staithes Art Club whose members are known today as the Staithes […]

Sir Edward James Harland

Sir Edward Harland Statue

Sir Edward James Harland Born 15th May 1831 – Died 24th December 1895 Edward Harland was born in Scarborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy. In 1846 at the age of 15 he took an apprenticeship at the engineering works of Robert Stephenson and Company, famous locomotive engineers, […]

Henry Vandyke Carter

Henry Vandyke Carter

Henry Vandyke Carter was born on 22 May 1831, and was the eldest son of the artist Henry Barlow Carter. He was formally educated at Hull Grammar School before apprenticing as an apothecary-surgeon and taking medical courses at St George’s Hospital in London. In June 1853, Carter became a student in human and comparative anatomy […]

Lord Frederic Leighton

Lord Frederic Leighton

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA 3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896 He became Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical, and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage ended with […]

John Atkinson Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw 6 September 1836 to 13 October 1893 John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian-era artist, a “remarkable and imaginative painter” known for his city night-scenes and landscapes. His early paintings were signed “JAG,” “J. A. Grimshaw,” or “John Atkinson Grimshaw,” though he finally settled on “Atkinson Grimshaw.” Atkinson Grimshaw was born 6 September 1836 […]

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