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A web site dedicated to Fullwood history

This site is designed to be informative for those interested in the family name of “Fullwood”. It includes any relevant events in history associated with the Fullwood family name. Please note this site is meant to be informative only and please note I am not offering to undertake free family history research. I would be pleased to hear from you if you have a link or an association to any of the “Fullwood” branches mentioned here. If you have information which would add to and enhance the contents of this web site, then please  contact me through my email address which is given above or available from the “Contact” page.

This web site was last updated

on 8 Sep 2023

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The life story of John Fullwood - Landscape Artist.

“These Are My Designs” by Paul & David Fullwood

John Fullwood’s (RBA) story begins with an overview of the Victorian Wolverhampton where he grew up and his training as an artist. His move to Birmingham, initially to work in the jewellery trade, led to his emergence as an artist after he attended Birmingham Art School. He became an influential figure in three of that city’s artistic institutions and was subsequently elected a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Before he left the city he illustrated ‘Remnants of Old Wolverhampton and its Environs’, the work for which he is probably best known in his home town. This book explores his overlooked role in founding of the Newlyn Art Colony alongside Walter Langley and others and his stay in Paris as he developed his style. On his return to England he stayed in Sussex to explore his fascination with the natural world, reflected in his membership of natural history societies, matching the Victorian taste for landscape and nature and led to his popular success. In Paris he met an influential American art dealer, leading to promotion and sales across the Atlantic, seemingly setting him up for reward and recognition as he moved to live in London and his work was accepted by the Royal Academy. However, family connections with Australia led to a misjudged investment and his final years were troubled by ill health. After the First World War he was still sufficiently recognised to be asked to contribute a miniature painting to hang in the Queen Mary’s Dolls House, still on display in Windsor Castle. He died, in London, in 1931. This book brings previously unknown detail to the story of John Fullwood and attempts to place him back into the public consciousness. ISBN: 9781912694433 Available from these book shops: amazon.com Waterstones.com

Thank You

I would like to express my thanks to the following people and organisations who helped in the compilation of this web site: - Barbara Fullwood of North Carolina USA Donnie Fulwood of Georgia USA Karen James of the UK Anne Robertson of Australia I am grateful to them for their help and assistance enabling me to develop this web site. I would also like to thank my fellow genealogists who have provided useful tips and historical information. In addition, I wish to thank the following people and organisations for allowing me to publish their material on this web site: Gary Wersky author of “PICTURING A NATION: THE ART AND LIFE OF A.H. FULLWOOD Historian - Carl Chinn Wolverhampton Express & Star Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Archives Wolverhampton History & Heritage Society Philip Tennant author of “The Civil War in Stratford-upon-Avon” Church Recorders Group of Huntingdon Decorative and Fine Arts Society Karen James, Valma Ross, Allan Churchman Christine Charlesworth All Saints Church Huntingdon.
Born in Wolverhampton, author’s Paul (left above) and David (on right) Fullwood are cousins and family historians. After both attending St Peter’s School in Wolverhampton, Paul, worked for several Government Departments and David attended Wolverhampton Art College before working for an international public limited company.

Picturing a Nation - The art and life of A.H. Fullwood

by Gary Werskey

The untold story of a major Australian artist. Regarded in his day as an important Australian impressionist painter, A.H. Fullwood (1863–1930) was also the most widely viewed British–Australian artist of the Heidelberg era. Fullwood’s illustrations for the popular Picturesque Atlas of Australasia and the Bulletin, as well as leading Australian and English newspapers, helped shape how settler—colonial Australia was seen both here and around the world. Meanwhile his paintings were as celebrated as those of his good friends Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. So why is Fullwood so little known today? In this pioneering, richly illustrated biography, Gary Werskey brings Fullwood and his extraordinary career as an illustrator, painter, and war artist back to life, while casting a new light on the most fabled era in the history of Australian art. More information here. UK and EU  ISBN: 9781742236681, June 2021 Hardback, 352pp £28.50 NewSouth Publishing amazon.com Waterstones.com Australia Ordering Details ABN: 40 000 382 669 UNSW Bookshop ph: (02) 9385 6689 orders@bookshop.unsw.edu.au UNSW Bookshop Quadrangle Building College Rd Kensington NSW 2033 Special 20% discount offer off the RRP when ordering this title from the UNSW Bookshop https://bit.ly/3pPfKG6
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Gary Werskey is a Harvard-trained biographer and cultural historian, who has held academic positions at Edinburgh University, Imperial College, and the University of New South Wales. For the past decade he has promoted the study of Australian history to a wider audience as a cofounder of the Blackheath History Forum. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Department of History. His best known work is The Visible College: A collective biography of British scientists and socialists of the 1930s.
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