Thomas Bush Hardy

Artist: Hardy, Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush Hardy
Thomas Bush Hardy

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Thomas Bush Hardy (1842 – 1897) was a British marine painter and watercolorist. Hardy was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire on 3 May 1842. As a young man he travelled in the Netherlands and Italy.

In 1884 Hardy was elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists. He exhibited with the Society and also at the Royal Academy. His paintings feature coastal scenes in England and the Netherlands, the French Channel ports and the Venetian Lagoon.

Hardy had nine children. His son Dudley Hardy was a painter, illustrator and poster designer. His daughter Dorothy received an MBE after working as a nurse in the First World War.

He died on 15 December 1897 in Maida Vale, London.

Click here to read Hardy’s bio on Wikipedia.

Hardy painted mostly along the French harbours, but he did manage a few paintings inland. Here are all the places he painted in France (a link “⇠” to his works will appear when published):

  • Centre-Val de Loire
    • Amboise
    • Blois
  • Hauts-de-France
    • Boulogne-sur-Mer
    • Calais
    • Dunkerque
  • Normandy

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