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Pickering honours artist Francis Nicholson with a Blue Plaque
11:57am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
Pickering-born artist Francis Nicholson has been commemorated with a plaque in the town.
Nicholson (1753-1844) was mainly self-taught and became fascinated with watercolour experimenting with different techniques.
At the age of 50 he went to London where he became a founder member of the historic and celebrated “Society of Painters in Watercolours” thus launching the “Golden Age of British Watercolours”.
Nicholson became a popular teacher of drawing and at the age of 67 he wrote one of the first art instruction books on ‘The Practice of Drawing and Painting Landscapes from Nature in WaterColours’.
Pickering mayor Coun William Oxley unveiled the plaque to Francis Nicholson provided by Pickering and District Civic Society, in Hungate.