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Famous People from Scarborough and the surrounding area

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 […]

Edith Sitwell

Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE Born on the 7th of September 1887 – Died on the 9th of December 1964 Edith L Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwell family. Dame E L Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. […]

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 […]

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer Addicted To Love Lyrics Your lights are on, but you’re not home Your mind is not your own Your heart sweats, your body shakes Another kiss is what it takes You can’t sleep, you can’t eat There’s no doubt, you’re in deep Your throat is tight, you can’t breathe […]

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 […]

Vinegar Joe

Woodend Scarborough

Vinegar Joe Robert Palmer’s writing increased apace and he had sole or shared writing credits on 8 of the tracks across the 3 Vinegar Joe albums, including the single “Never Met A Dog” The album Six Star General included a cover of an Andy Fraser (Free and ex John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers bass player) song “Talkin’ […]

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