Palmer began his career by attending the South Kensington Schools for two years, during which time he won a gold medal. Upon leaving the school he devoted his skills almost entirely to painting still life studies, but later changed to painting landscapes in watercolours, a genre to which he remained faithful for the rest of his life.
The artist began to exhibit at the Royal Academy from 1870, and although he was based in London he spent most of his time travelling around Britain looking for subjects to paint. Palmer visited many parts of the country including Berkshire, The Lake District and various parts of Scotland; but because of its proximity he tended to visit Surrey the most often.
Between 1880 and 1920 Palmer held many one man shows in England and one in New York. He was also a illustrator for many books and his work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Works by this artist…
Punting on the River( ref : 2858 )