Middleton Alexander JAMESON

Middleton Alexander JAMESON

The painter-sculptor was born in Edinburgh, the son of a newspaper editor. Jameson's address in 1881 was in Paris, followed by time spent in Etaples, Pas de Calais (1887), and then back to London before arriving in St Ives about 1889. In 1891 his painting, Toilers of the sea, was shown at the Royal Academy (now in St Ives Museum).  In 1893 his sending-in address was in St Ives.

He had moved back to Scotland, to Glasgow, by 1896. Thereafter, he appears to have to lived mainly in London although he exhibited with the Cornish artists at their Whitechapel Exhibition in 1902. Nevertheless, his address had moved back to Paris the following year, so it is to be supposed that he continued to share his time between the two cities.


Painter-sculptor; landscape, figure and flower painter

works and access

Photo likeness: Photo taken of Arts Club group in 1895 (in Tovey (2009) p207)

Works include: Toilers of the sea (1891, RA) - now can be seen at the St Ives Museum.

Terpsichore in the Slums (1902)


Whitechapel 1902


Glasgow Institute


London Salon (4)

RA (18)

RI (5)

ROI (4)

RSA (3)



misc further info



1891, 1901 Census

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p332)

Mallett's Index

Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 list p 211)

The Year's Art 1894