Lancaster, Percy (1878-1951)

Lancaster, Percy (1878-1951)

Percy Lancaster was an accomplished and respected British artist with a wide-ranging oeuvre of work. Training originally as an architect, Lancaster pursued painting and studied at the Southport School of Art. He exhibited his work on numerous occasions at prestigious locations such as the Royal Institute. His works were reproduced by The Medici Society for wide distribution.

Predominantly, Lancaster produced landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the British countryside. In a style reminiscent of the idyllists, Lancaster captures both the tranquil and striking elements of the British landscape in watercolour and oil. His use of light and shade to create sweeping spaces of natural beauty was praised in his time.

The dramatic surges of colour he placed upon the canvas embody the wild nature of his scenes. His etchings must also be noted for demonstrating his architectural training, buildings presented with dimension and detail.

Many of his works are now held at galleries across the country.

1878

Born in Manchester, United Kingdom.

1910

Elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.

1914

Became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).

1921

Became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

1951

Died.

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