Joseph Edward Southall [also known as Joseph E. Southall; and as Joseph Southall] was born in Nottingham, England on 23 1861 and in 1862, following the death of his father, moved to Edgbaston, Birmingham. While still at school in York, he received lessons in watercolour painting from Edwin Moore (1813-1893). Between 1878 and 1882 he was articled to the Birmingham architectural firm Martin & Chamberlain, during which time he studied in the evenings at Birmingham School of Art where he absorbed the ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement, then prevalent at the School. He also won several prizes. At the end his four years with Martin & Chamberlain, he decided not to become an architect but instead to pursue a career as an artist. In about 1882, Souhall returned to Edgbaston and settled at 13 Charlotte Road where he lived for the rest of his life.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

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