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Peter Chisholm

Epithet: Artist (1875-1962)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Peter Chisholm was born in Selkirk, Scotland in 1875. He exhibited with the Royal Academy in 1897 and attended the Royal College of Art, becoming a contemporary of Augustus John. He was known for socialising at John Holland's home with famous artists such as Archibald Knox and EC Quayle before Holland's death in 1920. He served as the Principle Art Master at the Douglas School of Art (with Archibald Knox as his assistant) for much of his later life and died in Douglas on 25th May 1962.

Many of his paintings were kept within the Chisholm family and not displayed to the public until his daughter, Margaret Chisholm, contributed a selection of his paintings to Manx National Heritage after his death.

Occupation / profession: Artist

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 1875

Date of death: 1962

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