Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933)

Oil on Canvas
Signed and dated 1921
Size (inches): 36 (h) x 19 (w) inches
Size (cm): 91.4 (h) x 48.3 (w) cm

Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864–1933) was a Scottish painter of landscapes, flowers, and foliage, with children. He was a cousin of James Hornell. He was born in Australia, of Scottish parents, and he was brought up and lived practically all his life in Scotland after his family moved to Kirkcudbright in 1866. He studied for three years at the art school at Edinburgh, and for two years at Antwerp under Professor Verlat. Returning from Antwerp in 1885, he met George Henry and associated himself with the Glasgow Boys. Hornel boldly and freely employing texture effects produced by loading and scraping, roughening, smoothing, and staining. In 1893 he spent a year and a half in Japan, where he learned much about decorative design and spacing. In 1901 he declined election to the Royal Scottish Academy. A member of Glasgow Art Club, Hornel exhibited in the club's annual exhibitions. There are examples of his works in the museums of Aberdeen, Buffalo, St. Louis, Toronto, Montreal, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Hull, Bath, and Liverpool.