Philip Norman (1842 - 1931)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Educated at Eton College, then trained as a draughtsman and painter in watercolours at the Slade School. Exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1877 until 1926. Frequently depicted parts of London that he knew, particularly buildings or areas which stood as a survivor of a bygone past or which were about to be demolished. He also recorded the history of the buildings which he painted or photographed in such works as “London Vanished and Vanishing” (1905).
Norman was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1886, acting as Treasurer from 1897 to 1913 and Vice-President from 1913 to 1917.
His photographs are now held by the English Heritage Archive, and his watercolour paintings and drawings of London are kept by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Born: 9 July 1842 in Bromley, England, United Kingdom
Died: 17 May 1931