Ashton, John William.
Ashton, Sir William.
20 September 1881
Clifton, Yorkshire, England View on map Close map
1 September 1963
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia View on map Close map
Australia from 1884. Worked in Europe and Australia
Artist (painter) | Drawer | Painter | Printmaker
Worked: Australia (SA, NSW), England, France. Etchings
Born on 20 September 1881 in York, England, John William Ashton arrived in Adelaide in 1884. He studied with his father, James Ashton in Adelaide and later went to Europe and studied with Julius Olsson and Algernon Talmadge at St Ives, Cornwall and at the Academie Julien, Paris. On his return to Australia in he became a prolific painter of picturesque works. He died 1 September 1963. His etched work, about 25 in number, are mainly from the 1920s and of European and English subjects.
© Australianprints 1989