Thomas MacKay (Flowered 1893 - 1913). Born Liverpool, studio in Littleton, near Chester. Very popular prior to 1913 before the World War swept old values away.
Joseph Kirkpatrick Born 1872. Liverpool engraver and artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy for forty years. Was a protege of the world's most under-rated but greatest artist who ever lived, William Adolphe Bouguerrau
George Frederick Nicholls, Liverpool (1883 - 1937) but specialised and captured the Victorian Cotswolds in all its breathtaking beauty.
Carleton Grant (exhibited 1885 - 1899), another Royal Academy exhibitor who painted in the impressionist manner. Very emotive.
John Abernethy Lynas-Gray (Exhibited 1897 - 1928) He was born in Oxton and studied in Liverpool and London. Another who was equal to the great Dutch and German masters.
If this is to be the Capital of Culture, why on earth are these great artists so little known? A glance through their work captures the spirit, evokes the most exquisite sense of belonging to the past.