William James KICKS

William James KICKS

A family researcher is seeking further information about this artist, who first appears in Kellys Directory 1893 (as painting from life or photograph in oils and crayons, and keeping a shop of artists' materials together with his wife Frances Ann nee Watters, in Fore Street, St Just in Penwith). His listing continues in Kellys 1897, 1902, 1906.   The 1901 Census lists his birthplace as Sheerness, Kent, and his wife's as St Just, Cornwall. This latter listing records that his wife ran the aforementioned shop, and that he was painting from home on his own account; presumably he had previously worked to commission.

By 1914, his wife was still running the shop but the artist no longer listed. There are no listings of exhibitions for this artist in the standard dictionaries; further information would be welcome.


Painter of landscapes and portraits


Kellys Directories 1893-1914