William Henry Stopford, Landscape Painter in Water-colour

(b. 1842, d. 1890)

Landscape Painter in Water-colour

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Son of the foregoing, was born in Cork in 1842. He studied under his father, and also in the Cork School of Art, and at South Kensington, where he also taught for some years and was a master for a time, with W. L. Casey, in the St. Martin's Place School of Art. He afterwards became head master of the School of Art in Halifax, Yorkshire. He was a successful teacher and a water-colour painter of considerable ability. His works were sought after and were exhibited in the principal art exhibitions in the north of England. A "View on the top of the Great Orme's Head," exhibited in 1880, was his only contribution to the Royal Academy. Two drawings by him are in the Victoria and Albert Museum. He died in Halifax on 15th February, 1890, aged 48.

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