George Frederick NICHOLLS

George Frederick NICHOLLS

A painter who was born in Staines in 1857, and is listed in the 1911 census as an artist living in Evesham.

The illustrations for Cornwall (1915) were painted by George Frederick Nicholls. The book is one of a number of illustrated books forming a topographical section of the Elizabeth Treffry Cornish Collection at the Hypatia Trust, Penzance. His painting of Newlyn was hung in the Royal Academy in 1917.

He died in Horspath, Oxfordshire, in 1939.

Editor's Note: (2021) It seems that there is more than one artist with this name. A recent correspondent's research has enabled us to correct the original entry.



works and access

Works include: Bird's-Eye View of Fowey Haven (pen drawing)

Roadside Cottages (charcoal)

At Polperro



Cornwall, text by Geraldine Edith Mitton, 32 illustrations in colour by G F Nicholls, Pub. A & C Black Ltd, London (1915)

Cornwall - Watercolours, illustrated by G F Nicholls. Pub. A & C Black Ltd, London (1919)

Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume One - Pre-1920, Wilson Books