Sunlight and Snow

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Oswald Garside was the son of Thomas Garside, an analyst and chemist in Southport. He initially studied at Ross's College, Southport until his family moved to Bold Heath in 1879 and later to Warrington in about 1883. In Warrington, Garside was apprenticed to the furniture manufacturers, Robert Garnett and Sons, and attended the Warrington School of Art between 1892 and 1894 where he received two bronze medals. From about 1900 Garside concentrated on producing landscapes in watercolour. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902 and also extensively at the Paris Salon and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours where he was elected a member in 1916. He also exhibited at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition, Manchester City Art Gallery, and the Royal Cambrian Academy among others. Other examples of his work can be seen at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and Blackpool Art Gallery.