Biographical Information
JOHN STRUDWICK studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where he
was not a successful student. Following this, he worked as a studio
assistant to Burne-Jones and Stanhope. The influence of Burne-Jones is
clearly visible in his work. Stanhope was a highly talented individual in
his own right, however, and his paintings may be judged on their own
considerable merits. His pictures used a naive, flat perspective, and were
much-praised by George Bernard Shaw, who commented on the beauty
and accuracy of his depiction of landscape, sky, and foliage. Following
developments in the early 20th century the art world had no room for
Strudwick and his work, and due to this he was forced to cease painting,
he was quite literally shamed into artistic silence. He lived on to a great
age I am pleased to say, and at his death the Times obituarist paid tribute
to his charming, kind, and interesting character.


With Strudwick being another variant of Stredwick one could hope that this
artistic man was one of us - but sadly I cannot say he is , but the chance is
always there - somewhere. His paintings, however, make perfect page decoration.
Painting by
John Strudwick
John Melhuish Strudwick
1849 - 1937
Mary Stredwick. . . . . . . . .=. . . . . . . . .Richard Castle
bp. 7 Oct. 1711. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .married 2 July 1738
Folkestone, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Folkestone, Kent

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John. . . . . . . . . . . Richard. . . . . . . . . . Ann. . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas. . . . . . . . . .. . . Christopher
bp.3 Dec. 1738. . . . .bp. 25 Oct. 1741. . . .bp.2 Feb. 1743. . . .bp. 28 Jan. 1745. . . . . .b.c.1747 ?
Folkestone. . . . . . . . Folkestone. . . . . . . . . Folkestone. . . . . . . .bur. 28 Feb. 1745. .. . . .bap not found
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daughter of Christopher Stredwick and Elizabeth Elgar
daughter of Christopher Stredwick and Elizabeth Elgar
Jane Stredwick. . . . . . . . . . .= . . . . .. . . .John Fuller
bp. 13 June 1718. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .married 3 May 1752
Folkestone, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Folkestone, Kent

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Susanna. . . . . . . .. . . Ann. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . Mary
bp.8 July 1753. . . .. . bp. 23 Jan.1757. . . . . .8 Jan.1761
Folkestone. . . . . . . . . .Folkestone. . . . . . . . . . .Folkestone
Stredwick Marriages
Stredwick Baptisms
This page last modified on Monday, March 17, 2008
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