Arthur SUKER

Arthur SUKER
c fl 1886-1902

This landscape painter is identified by Wood as the brother of Frederick 'Fred' Clive NEWCOMBE, who adopted a pseudonym to distinguish himself from his father, John SUKER, and his brother, Arthur, both of whom were also artists.Not only was Arthur Suker brother of Frederick Clive Newcome, he and "Fred" were first cousins to the well known artist and illustrator, Walter Crane (1845-1915).

Arthur  Suker was born in mid 1857 at Tranmere, Cheshire, the son of John Suker, a landscape painter and his wife, Elizabeth. By 1871 he is living with his large family in Birkenhead and is recorded as a scholar in art. It would appear that he married Emily Tomlinson early in 1881 and at the time of the census they were boarding at a lodging house in Whitby.  In their early married life they appear to have moved around many times, living in Chester 1882, Liverpool 1883, Merton, Surrey 1886, before settling in Cornwall by 1890. Arthur is listed in the 1891 Census as an 'Artist-Landscape Painter', married to Emily, and their home was at Tregiffian Vean, St Just in Penwith.  He exhibited By the Western Sea at the RA (1886).  His sending-in address was Lands End, Cornwall (1890), but by 1895 this had changed to Teignmouth, Devon. By 1901 they had moved to Brixham and were still there in 1911.

He is probably the Arthur Suker whose death is recorded in the Totnes RD in 1940 aged 85.


Painter of landscapes and coastal subjects

works and access

Works include: Old Town Bay Scilly - Isles of ScillyBy the Western Sea (1886)


RA 1886


Census 1861 through to 1911

GRO index for birth, marriage and death:

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p276)

Johnson & Greutzner (1976) Dictionary of British Artists 1880 - 1940

Christopher Wood (1971) Victorian Painters;