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1815 – 1885


Syer was a landscape painter and the father of John Syer Junior.

 He studied with J. Fisher, the miniaturist of Bristol. His paintings were mainly landscapes and coastal scenes painted in Devon and Wales. He became an Associate of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1874 and a full member in 1875 and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1883

He exhibited 1846 to 1875 at the Royal Academy in London.

 Paintings by him have been exhibited at Bristol, Leeds, Leicester and Sheffield.

 Other Exhibitions:- Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool x 5

                           Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours x 21

                           Royal Institute of Oil Painters x 3

                           Arthur Tooth & Sons Gallery x 5

His studio sale was held at Christies on 22nd March 1886


Syer, John

The Watermill

9 x 12

Oil on Board

Price band: F (from £750 to £1500)

Size band: A (Small)

Subjects: River Scenes

Categories: Victorian