Squire was born and brought up in Liskeard, and his principal career was as a banker, for several years at the East Cornwall Bank in Bodmin (1851 census). By 1841 his job took him to Camborne. In 1866 the artist married Emma Fisher from Herefordshire, where they settled in Ross-on-Wye and had eight children. It seems that he regularly revisited Cornwall, and painted in Polperro in 1869. The family later moved to Swansea, Exeter and then and London (Wood). He exhibited Newlyn at the RBA in 1873, and in the same year, Watergate Bay, Cornwall at the RA. His exhibit At Newlyn, Mounts Bay, Cornwall was shown in 1874 at the RA.

His watercolour paintings of Cornish coastal scenery, including Polperro, were widely exhibited.


Painter of landscapes and seascapes in watercolour

works and access

Works include:  Newlyn (1873); Watergate Bay, Cornwall (1873); At Newlyn, Mounts Bay, Cornwall (1874); Polperro (1869)


NW; RA (2) 1873, 1874; RBA (1) 1873; SS (50)


Graves RA Dictionary 1769-1904

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p272)

RBA exhibitors list; 

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

Wood, C Victorian Painters