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1860s
Dawson Dawson-Watson as Young Child Maybe Six Years piixel sized

London - July 21, 1864

Dawson Dawson-Watson was born on July 21, 1864 in the Parish of St. Pancras in London, England.¹ Born into an artistic family, he was the son of John Dawson Watson …

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1870s
Dawson Dawson-Watson as a Child about Six Years Old pixel sized

Childhood - January 1, 1870

1871 – At the age of six, Dawson-Watson was living in the village of Tynemouth at 5 Bath Terrace. Tynemouth is located on the coast of Northumberland, close to Newcastle …

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1880s
Dawson-Watson Photo and Carte Exposition 1889 pixel sized

1880s Art Student: 1886-1888 Quimperle and Paris; 1888 Giverny - January 1, 1880

The 1881 England Census listed Dawson-Watson as an “art student.” During the early 1880s, he assisted his father with various commissions, learned watercolor techniques from his uncle, Thomas J. Watson …

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1890s
Scituate Bay pixel sized

1893-1897 New England: Boston and Scituate, Massachusetts; Hartford and Farmington, Connecticut; 1898-1901 Wales and England - May 1, 1893

1893 – While in Giverny, the painter James Carroll Beckwith (1852­–1917) convinced Dawson-Watson to move to America.  In May 1893, the Dawson-Watsons left Liverpool, England, and set sail for New …

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1900s
Quebec Snowshoer final pixel sized

1901 – 1903 Québec City - June 9, 1901

1901 – On the recommendation of a old friend from Hartford, Dawson-Watson decided to leave England for Québec, Canada. In May of 1901, he and his family sailed from Liverpool, …

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1900s
Byrdcliffe Theatre - Photo Courtesy of the D-W Family

1903 Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, Woodstock, New York - May 1, 1903

1903 – Dawson-Watson was motivated to leave Québec after learning from the painter, Birge Harrison, about a new arts and crafts colony in Woodstock, New York. Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead (1854-1929) …

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