Frank Hillyard SWINSTEAD

Frank Hillyard SWINSTEAD

Reviewed as 'a West Country artist, exhibiting pictures in London,' by the local newspaper, there is no special evidence for such a geographical attribution.

In 1923, the artist Frank Swinstead, brother of Alfred H and George H SWINSTEAD, was indeed exhibiting paintings entitled A Devonshire Stream and Lelant Towans. He had studied at North London School of Art, RCA and Julians Academy in Paris, before becoming an Art Master (1882-91), and later Principal (1891-1927) at his father's school (Hornsey School of Art), taking over from his father's death to head up not only Hornsey, but also Walthamstow School of Art and Willesden Polytechnic School of Art, simultaneously for some years. He exhibited very widely and frequently, and was said by Christopher Wood to have been born and lived in London.


Painter of figures and landscapes

works and access

Works include: A Devonshire Stream (1923); Lelant Towans (1923)


London, May 1923; RA (3), M (5) and RBA (158)


RBA (1908)


St Ives Times 4 May 1923

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p348)

Johnson & Greutzner

Newton et al Painting at the Edge

C Wood Victorian Painters;


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