Born in the year that the Hemys set sail for and returned from Australia (1850), 'Tom' was the artist brother of Charles Napier HEMY and Bernard Benedict HEMY. Though primarily based in North Shields, after studying in Newcastle and under Verlat in Antwerp, he exhibited widely as did his more established older brother.
In 1890 he joined the West Cornwall artists in exhibiting at Dowdeswell with the painting In the Wake of the Pilot off St Ives, and Wood comments that he was fond of painting shipwrecks.
Painter of marine subjects
works and access
Works include: In the wake of the Pilot off St Ives (1890)
Access to work: Sunderland Art Gallery; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
DOW (1) 1890
RA from 1873
SS; NWS; GG
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p329)
Newton et al (2005) Painting at the Edge;
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1893-1900 list)
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters