William Evans LINTON

William Evans LINTON RWS
aka Williams Evans

Born at Portishead, Somerset near Bristol on 24 August 1878, Linton lived at Bushey (probably an art pupil at Herkomer's) in 1909, in Watford in 1911, and in Clifton, Bristol Clifton in 1913 where he was an art master at Clifton College. His exhibition record extends from 1909 to 1932, and three Cornish notices are found for 1909, 1914 and 1915 respectively.

His wife was Evelyn Lina LINTON (nee Beckles), whom he met at Herkomer's where they were art students together.


Painter of landscapes and animals in oil and watercolour, author

works and access

Works include: A Sunny BackwaterPonies Grazing (c1915); Sunlit Pastures (1919); The Drinking Pool; The Harvest Moon; Tranquil Evening

Access to works: his books, entitled Drawing and Construction of Animals and Animal Painting


Exhibited from 1909-1932:

RCA (12); 

RI (1)

ROI (3)


St Ives March 1909; 

RA (6) 1914, May 1919; 

Paris Salon


RWS 1910

RI 1915


Cornish Telegraph 25 Mar 1909

St Ives Times 8 May 1914, 15 Oct 1915, 16 May 1919

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p334)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey, David (2009) St Ives: Social History

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

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1901-10 list)