Painter born at Rochdale Lancashire who is often confused with the similarly named William Stott from Oldham (no relation). Stott was born on 25th April 1855 to Samuel and Jane Stott of Quarry Hill, Wardleworth, Rochdale, in the county of Lancashire. He is often referred to as 'William Edward Stott' but there is no indication of this full forename on his birth certificate (just Edward). He attended the Manchester School of Art and then furthered his studies in Paris in 1880, enrolling first at the studio of Carolus-Duran and then from 1882 to 1884, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Cabanel. When he returned back to England he moved to London and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1883. He was a founding member of the New English Art Club in 1886 and moved to Amberley in Sussex in 1889 and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1906.

Text source: Liss Llewellyn / Valerie Webb, 'Edward Stott (1855–1918), A Master of Colour and Atmosphere'

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