aka Tom

Born on 12 July 1867 in Bolton, Greater Manchester (GRO), his addresses consecutively were Hulme, Lancashire (1882), Bolton, Lancashire (1890) and North Wales (1895). He worked intially as a lithographic printer but began to exhibit paintings in 1890, and in the 1891 Census described himself as a landscape artist. He was a frequent visitor to Cornwall and produced several paintings of Polperro which, dated from the 1890s, have appeared on the market.

The painting known to have a Newlyn title was dated 1899, and is currently housed in Manchester City Art Gallery. His titles include another Newlyn title (in the Walker Gallery, Liverpool) and Home from the Fields. He died in Llandudno, Conway, Wales at age 75, on 3 February 1943 (GRO).


Known as a painter of figures in landscape

works and access

Works include: Home from the Fields; A Bright Morning at Newlyn, Cornwall (c1899); Declining Day - Newlyn (1900); A Grey Evening, Polperro (1900); A Corner of Polperro (1910)

Access to works: Manchester City Art Gallery ; Walker, Liverpool


B; L; M; RBA

 RA (14)

RCA (116)

RI (10)



Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

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

Wood (1995) Victorian Painters