ABOUT WILLIAM MONK

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William Monk

1863-1937

William Monk was one of Englands most famous architectural etchers. He was born in Chester, the son of a gun maker. Monk was a well known painter and etcher of landscapes. He made etchings and wood engravings of scenes from his travels, many done in America. Monk first studied art in his native Chester at Albion House. He completed his education at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. After Antwerp he returned to Chester and worked from his studio on the River Dee, issuing prints of Chester but also of London, setting up at The Hogarth Studios in Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square. Fitzrovia was still then something of an artists colony, and thanks to the society of Painter-Etchers (Today called The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers) the work of British etchers of the movement was considered respectable.

WORKS BY MONK WILLIAM