Born in 1852, George Holmes was a nineteenth century painter of genre scenes. He lived in Chelsea, London, from where he produced a remarkable body of work.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1909, and also at the British Institute, Grosvenor Gallery and the Paris Salon between 1906 and 1911. However, most of his works were exhibited at Suffolk Street, where he showed at least 110 works.
Holmes was one of the few prominent painters of children who recognised the importance of the role they had to play in art during the Victorian era, and he displays beautifully the bond between his children and their pets.
He enjoyed tremendous popularity in his day. His works were much-loved by his clients and increasingly gain widespread recognition throughout today's international market. He died in 1911.
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