George Edward Horton (1859 - 1950)
George Horton was born in North Shields and, on leaving school became a delivery boy for his father, a butcher. His mother, bizarrely, asked him to leave home when she found him drawing an animal's skull. As he then decided to become a professional artist, he moved in with relatives. Horton exhibited widely in the North and moved to London in 1918. From the late 1890s he made regular trips to Holland.