Edward John Gregory
|Edward John Gregory|
Marooning, 1887, Tate Gallery
April 19, 1850|
|Died||June 22, 1909(aged 59)|
Edward John Gregory RA (Southampton 19 April 1850 – 22 June 1909), was a British painter, who began work at the age of fifteen in the engineers drawing office of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
Afterwards he studied at South Kensington, and about 1871 entered on a successful career as an illustrator and as an admirable painter in oil and water colour. He was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1883, academician in 1898, and president of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1898.
His work is distinguished by remarkable technical qualities, by exceptional firmness and decision of draughtsmanship and by unusual certainty of handling. His painting Marooned is in Tate, London. Many of his pictures were shown at Burlington House at the winter exhibition of 1909–1910 after his death.