James Thomas Watts RCA RBSA
James Thomas Watts RCA RBSA (1850-1930) was born in Birmingham and attended King Edward’s School, like Burne-Jones a generation earlier. He studied at Birmingham School of Art, then in 1874 settled in Liverpool, where he became a much respected member of the local artistic community. Watts exhibited in both oils and watercolour, but the latter was his preferred medium. He exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He was a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.