BOLTON, JOHN NUNN

(b. 1869, d. 1909)

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin on 25th July, 1869, the son of Henry E. Bolton, himself a clever amateur landscape painter. He became a student in the Metropolitan School of Art and in the Royal Hibernian Academy, and won the Taylor Scholarship with his picture of "Old Leinster Market, Dublin," now in the possession of his father. He left Dublin and resided in Warwick for some years, where his landscape and marine subjects, both in oil and water-colour, were much thought of. He also painted portraits and miniatures, and was a frequent exhibitor in Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester. He took an active part with Louis N. Parker in the Warwick Pageant as a designer and organizer; and for a short time before his death was a master in the Leamington School of Art. A clever and promising artist, he was advancing in his art when he died in Warwick on 11th February, 1909. A large picture, "The Lledr Valley," and several water-colours, including a charming drawing of his wife and child, belong to his father, Mr. H. E. Bolton, Sylvan House, Donnybrook, and others are in possession of Mr. Bolton of Fitzwilliam, Blackrock.

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