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Arthur George Bell, 1849-1916

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1849
Place of Birth: Richmond, Yorkshire
Date of Death: 1916
Place of Death:

Identity:

Arthur Bell was a London born genre and landscape painter. In 1882, he married Nancy R. E. Meugens, a prolific author and translator under the pseudonym 'Mrs Arthur Bell'. They had three children, Kenneth Norman (b. 1884 in Sutherland House, Southwold), and Eric Arthur (b. 1885) and Irene Agnes (b. 1887), both born at Mill-house, Streatley, Berkshire.

Life:

Bell studied at the Slade School in London and later in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879 and also at the Royal Society of British Artists where his works included A Breezy Day in Holland (1880-81) and The Shepherd Lad (1886), both whereabouts unknown. He illustrated the travel book Nuremberg (1905) for his wife Nancy Bell.

Bibliography:

Wood, Christopher, Victorian Artists, Suffolk 1995; Works Exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893..., compiled by Jane Johnson, Suffolk 1975; http://www.getty.edu (accessed 2003).