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Arthur Lemon, 1850-1912

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1850.04.14
Place of Birth: Isle of Man
Date of Death: 1912.04317
Place of Death: London


Arthur Lemon was a genre painter.


Lemon lived a well-travelled life, spending his early life in Rome and ten years of his adulthood as a cowboy in California where he made studies of Indians. After study with Carolus Duran in Paris, Lemon lived between England and Italy. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery and the New Gallery beween about 1878 and 1902. He seems to have particularly favoured Italian rural subjects.

He was invited to exhibit with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers when JW was President in 1898.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, 1956-61; Wood, Christopher, Victorian Painters, 2 vols., 3rd edtn., revised, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995.