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1860s

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

Childhood - 1870s

1871 – At the age of six, Dawson-Watson was living in the village of Tynemouth at 5 Bath Terrace.¹ Tynemouth is located on the coast of Northumberland, close to Newcastle …

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1880s

1880s Art Student: 1886-1888 Quimperle and Paris; 1888-1889 Giverny - 1880s

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

1890-1893 Giverny, France; London - January 1890

1890s

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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1890s

1898-1901 Wales; London - January 1898

1900s

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

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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1900s

1904 Boston - 1904

1900s

1904-1909 St. Louis; Brandsville, Missouri Ozarks - September 1, 1904

verso “Art School Students. Class Sketching from Life, 1907-08, In one of the Time Sketch Classes, Watson present”; male and female students draw female model in shawl; photograph by Brimmer …

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1910s

1910s: 1910-1916 St. Louis; Brandsville, Missouri Ozarks; 1916-1919 Texas, St. Louis, Scituate, MA - January 1, 1910