STACEY Walter S (Walter Sydney) 1846-1929 STACEY Walter S (son of Walter Sydney) 1881-1963

It is not clear, at this stage, whether or not the artist exhibiting at Newlyn in 1911 was the father or the son, both residing together in 1901 in Hampstead, and identified in the Census as Artist/Painter and Art Student respectively. Born in Stockwell, London, Stacey Sr studied at the RA Schools and exhibited there from 1872. He married Amy, with whom he had three sons and three daughters. In 1891, the family were living in Hampstead, London, where they continued to reside until at least 1902. He was elected to the Society of British Artists (later the RBA) and exhibited at SS. He resigned his membership, however, and joined the Old Dudley Art Society (Vice President).

In 1911 at NAG winter exhibition the artist, or his artist-son, displayed After a Shower and The Apple Tree. His address for 1910-1911 was New Milton, Hampshire, and this is the period when one or the other sent-into, and possibly also visited, Newlyn. By 1915 Stacey Sr was living at Newton Abbot, Devon. He spent a considerable amount of time from then on in Polperro, to see his daughter Winifred and her family, who spent each summer there.


Painter of landscapes, genre, illustrator in oil and watercolour

works and access

Works include: After a Shower (1911); The Apple Tree (1911); Polperro from Talland Hill;


NAG Winter Exhibition 1911


RBA (1881); ROI (1883); Old Dudley Art Society (Vice President)



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

Johnson & Greutzner


NAG exhibition records

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

Wood Victorian Painters

The Year's Art 1894-1917