The Family History of Katherine Anne Sandison

Robert Hawthorn Kitson 

Robert Hawthorn Kitson[1]

Male 1873 - 1947

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  • Birth  1873  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Artist Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1881 Census  Headingley Cum Burley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1891 Census  Shrewsbury St Julian, Shropshire, England - Boarding Scholar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  1947 
    Person ID  I6940  Sandison/Roscoe Tree
    Last Modified  18 Apr 2007 

    Father  John Hawthorn Kitson,   b. 17 May 1843, Hunslet, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1899 
    Mother  Jessie Ellershaw,   b. 1843, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1922 
    Married  1868  Kirkstall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2202  Group Sheet

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    • Robert Kitson was the son of J.H. Kitson of Elmet Hall, Roundhay, Leeds. The Kitson family business was locomotive engineering, but Robert Kitson became an artist, (mainly in the medium of watercolour), exhibiting regularly at the Leeds Fine Arts Club, the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists. He was a pupil and friend of Alfred East, R.A. and it was through East that he met Sir Frank Brangwyn and became his friend and patron, commissioning a number of works, most notably the mosaic cycle for the apse of St. Aidan's Church in Roundhay. For health reasons, Kitson settled in Sicily where he designed his own villa, the Casa Cuseni in Taormina, which he was forced to abandon after the outbreak of the Second World War, but returned there shortly before his death in 1947. [http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/handlists/128MS1652Kitson.pdf]

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    1. [S1] Anne Cunningham.




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