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George Wooliscroft Rhead

George Wooliscroft Rhead

Male 1854 - 1920  (66 years)

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  • Name George Wooliscroft Rhead 
    Born 1854  Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 14 Jan 1855  Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education 1877  School of Art, South Kensinton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Between 1877 and 1880 George attended the South Kensington School of art. He had won a two year scholarship and stayed an extra year to obtain teaching certificate.
    Residence 5 Apr 1891  3 Queen Anne Terrace, Battersea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 30 Apr 1920  Ewell Park, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Obituary 6 May 1920  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation
    • 1868 -1871, served apprenticeship with Minton's
    Occupation
    • 1871-1875, Minton Art-Pottery Studio, Kensington Gore, London, Middlesex, potter painter working with W. S. Coleman who was director and remained there after Coleman left. The studio burnt down in 1875.
    Occupation
    • 1875-1920, London, England, painter, etcher and illustrator. Designed Queen Mary's Coronation Fan.
    Occupation
    • 3 Apr 1881, Chelsea, London, designer & decorator of Artistic Pottery
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY
      George Woolliscroft Rhead, R. E., died in London May 6 last. Born at Newcastle, Staffs, in 1855, he served a probationary period at Minton's China Works under W. S.Coleman, who was interested in the improvement of ceramic decoration. Coleman was appointed director of the Minton studio, and Rhead, then a boy of 16, accompanied him. In 1875 the studio was burnt to the ground, and it was not reopened. After two years' study at the Royal Training College Mr. Rhead travelled in France and Italy and produced a series of studies of Norman and Breton peasant life, which were exhibited at the Royal Academy and other galleries. For a time he was engaged in designing for stained glass, and made designs for windows in Chichester Cathedral and other public buildings. He became known also for his black and white work, for which study under Ford Madox Brown and Professor Legros specially fitted him. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and a regular contributor to its exhibitions in Trafalgar Square. Besides a number of original etchings, he reproduced important works by Holman Hunt, George F. Watts, Marcus Stone, and Ford Madox Brown, including the latter's fresco, "The Romans in Manchester," in the Manchester Town Hall.
      As a painter he did much mural decoration, and examples of his work in this direction are at the Holloway College, the Guildhall, and the Falstaff Club. He was a more or less regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy for 40 years, and is represented this year by an oil, "The Advent of Winter." His chief easel pictures are "O Salutaris Hostia," "Vespers," "The Wise and Foolish Virgins," and "Full Fathom Five," all of which have been engraved or reproduced in various forms. Besides miscellaneous drawings for the magazines and art Press, 1 " he illustrated (chiefly in collaboration with his brothers Frederick and Louis) Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and "Mr. Badman" and Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." He wrote a number of books, including "Studies in Plant Form," "Chats on Costume," "The Treatment of Drapery in Art," and "The History of the Fan," which led to his designing Queen Mary's Coronation fan. In pottery his chief works are "Pottery Marks," "Staffordshire Pots and Potters" (in collaboration with his brother Frederick), and a recently published book, "The Earthenware Collector." At the time of his death he was engaged on a work on "Porcelain" and a "Studio Potter's Manual," ' both of which will be finished by F. A. Rhead.

      He was headmaster of the Putney, Borough Polytechnic, and Norwood Schools of Art, a member of the Art Workers' Guild, a member of the Council of the Arts and Crafts Society, and an examiner under the Board of Education.

      Volume: 18, 12 Jun 1920
      Publisher: American Art News
      Book contributor: JSTOR
      Collection: jstor_amerartnews; jstor_ejc; additional_collections
      http://archive.org/stream/jstor-25589659/25589659_djvu.txt
    Person ID I7223  Williscroft | The Alton Families
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2017 

    Father George Wooliscroft Rhead,   b. 1832, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1908, Laburnum Cottage, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Fanny Colley,   b. 1833, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1854  St Mark, Shelton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Dudley,   b. 1863,   d. Dec 1888, Wandsworth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Mar 1884  Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Winifred Dudley Rhead,   b. 1886, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +2. George Frederick Rhead,   b. 7 Oct 1887, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie French,   b. 1872, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1914  St Mary, Putney, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart