Artist: Hugh Harmwood Banner

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Was living at 5 Portland Place, Maxwelltown by 1901. Lived at Palmerston House, Maxwelltown from about 1905 to 1925


Glasgow School of Art and City of London Art School

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Royal Glasgow Institute, Liverpool


Hugh Banner was the son of a master at the Glasgow School of Art, Alexander Banner.  He had moved to Maxwelltown by 1901, where he is recorded as a bank clerk.  The local press records a number of engravings by Banner after works by well known artists such as George Romney’s painting of Miss Sneyd as ‘Serena’; Nasmyth’s portrait of Burns; Miss Farren and Mrs Wolff by Lawrence and the Hon. Mrs Sherard by Kneller.  Banner painted in oils, water colours, and produced etchings and mezzotints.


Banner was a prominent member of St Ninian’s Episcopal Church in Maxwelltown, where he was treasurer for many years before moving to Carlisle in 1925, where he was involved with the church at Stanwix, the Carlisle and District Scientific Society and the Carlisle Musical society.


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