Albany Howarth

Etcher and watercolourist, born in Durham. Worked initially in the drawing offices of Armstrong Mitchell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and later as an illustrator for northern papers and periodicals. Travelled extensively round Britain and western Europe. Published etchings of Oxford Univerity colleges1909; of Cambridge colleges in 1910 and of Venice in 1912. Elected Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1910; had a solo exhibition at Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell, 1912. Also exhibited at the Royal Academy, Agnew’s, Colnaghi’s, Fine Art Society, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. Author of ‘The Art of Making Fine Prints’, 1901 (reprinted by Nabu Press, 2010). Lived in London, 1905; Essex 1906-20 and in Watford from 1920 until his death in 1936.