Arthur Suker 1857 - 1940


1857 - Born Tranmere, Cheshire (son of John Suker, landscape painter and brother of Clara,Eliza & Frederick also a painter, who changed his name to Frederick Clive Newcome to avoid confusion with his father & brother. 1st cousin of artist William Crane.

1871 - Attended Birkenhead School of Art for 2 years

1881 - Married Emily Tomlinson. Census for that year records them boarding at a lodging house in Whitby, N. Yorkshire.

1882 - Chester

1883 - Liverpool

1886 - Merton, Surrey. Exhibited ‘By the Western Sea’ at the Royal Academy

1890 - Cornwall

1891 - Census records him living at Tregiffian Vean, St Just in Penwith

1895 - Teignmouth, Devon

1901 - Brixham still there in 1911

1907 - March 9, Advert in Sydney Morning Herald for exhibition at D.Bernard Gallery, Sydney

1912 - April 15, Advert in Sydney Morning Herald for exhibition at James R. Lawson & Little, Sydney

1940 - Death recorded in Totnes RD aged 83

Also exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, London; Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; Manchester City Art Gallery; Dudley Gallery, Blackburn Museum

Examples of his work are in the Art Gallery of New South Wales , Sydney, Australia (purchased 1886); The National Library of New Zealand (donated by London High Commission 1976); Guernsey Museum, Channel Islands, UK.