Sutcliffe was born in Heptonstall, nr Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire on 26 March, 1848. He was first discovered (by us) when he exhibited with the Cornish artists in the Dowdeswell show of 1890. He had been resident in Newlyn prior to that exhibition, as a letter from Forbes, describes a visit to his lodgings in Newlyn on 20 Oct 1887. He also exhibited with the Newlyn artists in the Meadow Studios, though had left Newlyn well before the advent of NAG.
Sutcliffe married the artist Elizabeth TREVOR (sister of the late Edward TREVOR) in 1891 in Wales, and the two were considered distinguished artists of their region, in which they lived and worked for the remainder of their lives. Sutcliffe died in Leeds on 17 December, 1933, age 84 (GRO).
works and access
Works incl: A Winter Sunset; Fishing Boats; Moonlight; Early Morning, all 4 exhibited at Dowdeswell (1890)
RA (11); SS (7); NAG March 1889; B (6); Dowdeswells (3) 1890; L (16); M (5); RBA (5); RCA (126); RWA
Cornishman 28 Mar 1889
Yorkshire Evening Post 19 Dec 1933 (Obituary )
Bednar (3rd ed) Every Corner was a Picture
Dowdeswells Exhibition catalogue (See Hardie 2009 for repr)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p276)
Johnson & Greutzner
The Year's Art 1928