Artist biography

E. A. HORNEL 1864–1933

Genre, landscape and decorative painter. Born 11 July 1864 at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia; spent his early life in Scotland. Studied at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh, 1881–3, and in Antwerp under Verlat 1883. Began exhibiting at Glasgow c. 1890 and was a prominent member of the Glasgow School. Visited Japan 1893–4; Ceylon and Australia 1907. Influenced by Oriental art, Monticelli and Matthew Maris. Painted mainly children and flowers in a rich mosaic of colour. Died at Kirkcudbright 30 June 1933 and bequeathed his home, Broughton House, with its contents to Kirkcudbright as a Library and Art Gallery.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I