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Edward Harrison Compton
Born in Germany to English parents, Edward Harrison Compton was a landscape painter and illustrator active in the early 20th century.

Compton began his training under the tutelage of his father, landscape painter Edward Theodore Compton, and went on to study in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts.

His desire to follow his father’s example as a painter of mountain scenes was cut short by polio, and he looked to easier to reach subjects in towns and forest interiors.

Compton worked in both oil and watercolor, using each to advantage in capturing both the play of light against mountains and trees and the subtle illumination of overcast days.

I haven’t found many extensive sources for images of Compton’s work, but Artnet has a lot of images in their listing of previous auctions (continue clicking “Load More” at page bottom to see additional images).


2 responses to “Edward Harrison Compton”

  1. His English father was a wellknown painter and an Alpine legend, Edward Theodore Compton, his mother was Rusti von Romako, German from Munich, also an artist .

  2. More on Edward Harrison Compton from the painting gallery of Gunther Frank Koeck.