TROBRIDGE, GEORGE

(b. 1857, d. 1909)

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Born at Exeter in 1857, he studied in the National Art Training School in London from 1875 to 1880, and among other distinctions won the gold medal for painting. In 1880 he was appointed head master of the Belfast School of Art, where he remained until 1901, when the school was taken over by the Corporation. He painted views of Irish scenery in oils and water-colours; and had two landscapes in the British Institution in 1884 and 1889. In the Belfast Art Gallery are some local views by him. After leaving the School of Art he conducted art classes in several of the neighbouring towns until about 1908, when he went to reside in England. He died at Gloucester in 1909. Trobridge was the author of "The Principles of Perspective as applied to Model Drawing and Sketching from Pictures," London, 1884, oblong 4to. He also wrote a "Life of Emanuel Swedenborg," and "The Foundations of Philosophy," besides contributing to reviews and journals.

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