Arthur James Stark

English landscape and animal painter (1831 - 1902), son of artist James Stark (1794 - 1859)

Stark was the only son of artist James Stark (1794–1859) and his wife, Elizabeth Dinmore (1792–1834). He recieved drawing lessons from his father from an early age and studied animal painting under the artist Edmund Bristow (1787 - 1876). He entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1849 and exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, the British Institution, the Society of British Artists, and the Institute of Painters in Water Colours between 1848 and 1887.

In 1878, Stark married Rose Isabella (dates unrecorded), the youngest daughter of Thomas Fassett Kent (dates unrecorded), counsel to the chairman of committees in the House of Lords. Stark went on to teach art in London for many years and in 1886 he retired to Surrey where he continued to paint in both in oil and watercolour. He often depicted rural English scenes, such as haymaking, harvesting and the farmyard, many of which were based on his experiences in the Thames valley.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1831-10-06
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea
  • Died
    1902-10-29
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Surrey
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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