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Julius Olsson RA, RBA, PROI, RWA, NEAC (British, 1864-1942)
Olsson was one of the foremost British marine painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and a luminary in the early years of the St Ives art colony. Born in London to a Swedish father and English mother, Olsson worked first for a London bank, before finding his true calling as a painter. He travelled widely in Europe in his early years, settling in St Ives in 1890. He was quick to achieve success, and from that year on exhibited at the Royal Academy. He would later win two gold medals at the Paris Salon. Olsson founded the St Ives School of Landscape and Marine Painting together with Louis Grier in the Porthmeor Studios, which had been recently converted from net lofts. He remained in the town until 1911, when he moved back to London, but retained strong connections with Cornwall thereafter.
watercolour on paper
26 x 35.5 cm.
Provenance: estate of the artist
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