Edwin Butler Bayliss
Early life and education
Edwin was born in Wolverhampton, on Merridale Road. the eldest son of Samuel Bayliss (b. 1848) and Emma Bayliss (née Butler, b.1849). He spent his childhood in Finchfield and Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. From twelve he attended the Rydal Mount School (now named the Rydal Penrhos School), a boarding school in Colwyn Bay, Wales where he became a prefect.
Return to the Black Country
At eighteen he returned to his family's large house in Tettenhall, The Woodhouse. He joined his father's manufacturing firm, but at twenty-seven he had left to pursue his artistic ambitions. He painted works inspired by scenes from both his father's iron foundry and the steel works of Sir Alfred Hickman, who was a friend of his fathers.
Edwin was originally self-taught, sketching in charcoal, pastel and watercolour and painting mainly in oil. He was a prolific painter, and apparently a sculptor too, though no examples of his sculpture are known. A large amount of his work is held by Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
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