The White and Fleecy Waves

WAG 497


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 about 1883. In warrington he 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. Garside was also awarded an art scholarship from the Lancashire County Council and spent three years studying at the Académie Julian, Paris. He received an extension on his scholarship and was also able to study in Venice for 18 months. On his return he spent a short time living in Warrington before moving to London. His studio address was recorded as 1 White Hart Lane, Barnes, London. 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 amongst others. Other examples of his work can be seen at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and the Blackpool Art Gallery.