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Frederick Lawson (1888-1968) was a well-known landscape and figure painter, mainly in watercolour, and he was also a printmaker and illustrator. Born at Yeadon, near Leeds, he studied at Leeds School of Art. Lawson exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1915, and also with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Glasgow Institute, the International Society, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, and in many other provincial galleries. In 1969 a major retrospective show was held at Middlesbrough Art Gallery. His work is represented in a number of public collections. He lived at Redmire in Yorkshire for many years from 1910 and later at Leyburn. He was married to the artist Muriel Metcalfe and they had a daughter, the painter Sonia Lawson RA. Lawson is known mainly for his Yorkshire landscapes and scenes of daily life in the local towns and villages of the county. Early in his early career he painted a number of views in France.