Arthur J Gaskin (1862 - 1928)
1862: Born in Birmingham.
Spent his childhood in Wolverhampton where he attended Wolverhampton Grammar School.
1879: The family returned to Birmingham
1885: Appointed as Assistant Master
1894: Married a fellow student at the School, Georgie Evelyn Cave France
1897: Gaskin accompanied Southall on an artistic pilgrimage to Italy. Gaskin headed the School of Art's notable involvement in the revival of black and white illustration, and in collaboration with his wife Georgie, was an accomplished jeweller.
1898: Elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
1903: Promoted to the Headmastership of the branch School of Jewellery and Silversmithing, a post he held until his retirement in 1924.
1905: Elected a Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
1917-22: Member of the Art Workers Guild (1917-1922) and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers
1883: Studied at the Birmingham School of Art
Whilst his early paintings show the influence of Newlyn, in the 1890s he encountered William Morris and Burne-Jones and adopted a more linear Arts and Crafts style. A close friend of Joseph Southall, he was probably taking informal lessons from Southall in tempera painting soon after his friend adopted the medium in earnest in 1896.
Works by Arthur J Gaskin