DAWN OF THE DAY ON THE ESSEX
COAST OLD LEIGH ON SEA
WILLIAM GRAHAM BUXTON 1858 - c.1913
Royal Academy Exhibition 1890 no
Signed & dated
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches
William Graham Buxton was
a London painter born in Campden Town in 1858. He painted landscapes and
He started employment
as a railway clerk in 1881 but his true love was painting and in 1885 he exhibited
his first painting at a major London exhibition. He continued to paint an
exhibit his oils and watercolours until 1892. In 1901 he had become the Manging
Director of a fine art publishing company.
He exhibited his work
from 1885 to 1892 at the Royal Academy, Society of British Artists Suffolk
Street, Royal Society of Artists Birmingham and Manchester City Art Gallery.
Despite living in
London it is know that he travelled along the South Coast painting views in
Bognor, Hastings, Rye and he also visited Lynbridge, North Devon and Essex.
In 1997 there was an
exhibition of his paintings at Hastings Art Gallery.
Bibl: Victorian Painters
- Christopher Wood; British Artists 1880-1940; Benezit