Joseph Crawhall III

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Joseph Crawhall
Joseph Crawhall (Junior).png
Born20 August 1861
Died24 May 1913
Joseph Crawhall sculpted by James Pittendrigh Macgillivray 1881 (detail)

Joseph Crawhall (20 August 1861 – 24 May 1913[1]) was an English artist born in Morpeth, Northumberland.


Crawhall was the fourth child and second son of Joseph Crawhall II and Margaret Boyd. Crawhall specialised in painting animals and birds. He was born 20 August 1861 at Morpeth, Northumberland. He trained at King's College London before going to Paris to work with Aimé Morot in 1882.[2]

In the 1880s and 1890s, his work became associated with the Glasgow Boys. He was strongly influenced by the Impressionists, and, like them, his work was rejected by the Establishment, in his case in the form of the Royal Scottish Academy.

In 1887/88 he visited Tangiers with Pollock Nisbet, Robert Alexander and Robert's son Edwin.[3]

In the 1880s he travelled throughout Morocco and Spain, abandoning oil painting and moving to watercolours with a lighter palette. He died in London.


Many of his works are viewable in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and in the Burrell Collection. He has less works because he is known to have destroyed those he was unhappy with. There is a painting of him by Walter Westley Russell.[4]


  1. ^ Who's Who 1914, p. xxi
  2. ^ "Joseph CRAWHALL 1861–1913". The Tate. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 7 paintings by or after Joseph Crawhall at the Art UK site

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