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Norman Garstin, 1847-1926

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 1847.08.28
Place of Birth: Cahirconlish, Co. Limerick
Date of Death: 1926.06.22
Place of Death: Penzance, Cornwall

Identity:

Norman Garstin was a figure and landscape printer and a print-maker.

Life:

Garstin was a widely travelled artist. In 1887 Gadsby was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, of which JW had been elected President in the previous year. He exhibited in London not only with this Society but at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Dudley Gallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Fine Arts Society, Dowdeswell Gallery, Walker's Gallery and Ridley Art Club, as well as at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He also exhibited with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, a society which elected JW its President in 1898.

Garstin was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).

Bibliography:

Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 2003).