(born 1857; exhibited 1882 – 1902)
11½” x 18¼” (29.2 cm x 46.4 cm)
A painter of landscapes and coastal scenes in oil and watercolour, Arthur Suker was born into a family of artists at Birkenhead, Wirral Peninsula. His father and brother were both painters and Arthur studied at Birkenhead School of Art. After his marriage in 1881, he and his wife, Emily, lived in Chester and Liverpool before moving to Surrey and eventually settling in the South West of England. By 1891, they were living near St Just in Penwith in West Cornwall. The Cornish coast inspired much of Suker’s work and, in 1886, he exhibited By the Western Sea at The Royal Academy. The couple moved to Devon in the mid-1890s, living initially at Teignmouth and then Brixham. Suker also painted in Wales, The Lake District, The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man and exhibited in London at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.