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William Symons

William Symons 1845 – 1911 worked in many genres, painting portraits, landscapes, still life and figure subjects, both historical and contemporary. He worked in oil and watercolour, his skills as a painter where matched by his talent as a decorative designer. Symons was sent to Lambeth School of Art as a child and was then accepted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1866. Symons was a convert to Catholicism and his faith led him to design decorative ensembles for churches. William Symons lived and worked in Newlyn Cornwall, in later life he settled in Sussex.

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