Julius Olsson (R.A., N.E.A.C. 1864-1942)

Julius Olsson was born on 1st February 1864 in London of a Swedish father and an English mother. Marine and landscape painter. Self-trained as a painter, he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1890, and in the same year settled in St. Ives where he remained for twenty years. He established a reputation as a painter of the Cornish coast and seascapes. Studied in London and abroad. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1891. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1890; A.R.A. 1914, R.A. 1920. Served in the R.N.V.R. in the 1914–18 War. P.R.O.I. 1919. During the First World War, he served as lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 September 1942 at Dalkey, Ireland. Memorial exhibition at the R.B.A. Galleries 1952.

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