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Walter Bonner Gash was born in Lincoln on February 2nd 1869, the youngest of four children. Early in his life, the family moved to Nottingham and it was there that he was brought up and educated. Although art was not encouraged at his home, records show that his talents developed early. After leaving school, it seems that he worked on the design side in a lace factory. However, the urge to make his career in art was so strong that he decided to return to the place of his birth and become a student at the Lincoln School of Art. The reward of various prizes and medals while he was there, is proof of his success: in due course, he was advised to further his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Are in Antwerp and this he did in the years 1893 and 1894.

Text source: Liss Llewellyn

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