Elcock, George Alfred (1856-1946)

Elcock, George Alfred (1856-1946)

George A Elcock was a British artist predominantly known for his gentle interior scenes portraying families in domestic settings but he also produced landscapes and still lifes. During the late 19th century, he exhibited at several venues including at the Suffolk Street Gallery in London. When into his 40s, he switched careers and became a fabric designer.


Dudley Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Royal Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street), Brighton Pavilion Picture Gallery



Born in Marylebone, London to Robert Elcock, a lodging house keeper, and Julia M Elcock (nee Pfisterer) who was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


Lived in Marylebone, London with his mother and siblings.


Lived in Paddington, London with his parents and siblings. Worked as a railway clerk for Great Western Railway until around 1875.


Shown at the Brighton Pavilion Picture Gallery. Subsequently reviewed by the Southern Weekly News.

“The gentle craft, No 74, by George A. Elcock, is of a very pretty female disciple of Izaak Walton, engaged at her favourite amusement, under the shadow of a Japanese umbrella; and it is drawn and painted with care.”


Married Sarah Emma Moore in Kensington, London.


Lived in Kensington, London with his wife, three children and sister-in-law. Occupation recorded as artist and painter.


Lived in Croydon, London with his wife and five children. Occupation recorded as fabric designer. His daughter Edith was a dressmaker.


Lived in Croydon, London, with his wife and five children. His son Albert worked as an auctioneer's clerk.


Lived in Croydon, London, with his wife and daughter. Occupation recorded as fabric designer retired.


Died in Croydon, London.

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