Malcolm Osborne

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Malcolm Osborne
Born (1880-08-01)August 1, 1880
Died September 22, 1963(1963-09-22) (aged 83)
Nationality United Kingdom British
Known for landscapes, urban views, portraits

Malcolm Osborne (1 August 1880 – 22 September 1963) was a British artist known for his prints of landscapes, urban views and portraits.


  • 1 August 1880 born at Frome, Somerset, the fourth son of Alfred Arthur Osborne (1847-1910), Schoolmaster,-and his wife Sarah Elizabeth née Biggs,(1843-1907). He grew up in Frome and moved to Streatham, London with his elder brother Harold in the early 1900s.
  • educated at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol,
  • 1901-1906 studied etching and engraving under Sir Frank Short at Royal College of Art, South Kensington
  • 1904 published his first etching
  • World War I served in Artists' Rifles and 60th Division in France, Salonika and Palestine
  • 11 June 1918 elected Associate Engraver of Royal Academy
  • 1924 succeeded Short as the Head of the etching and engraving school when Short retired.
  • 13 Apr 1926 elected full member of the Royal Academy
  • 1927 Kensington, London married Amy Margaret Stableford (1884-1964).
  • 1938-1962 held the position of President Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers)
  • 1948 awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 1 Jan 1956 elected Senior member of the Royal Academy
  • 22 September 1963 died Kensington, London, England




  • Edward Bouverie Hoyton was born at Lewisham in south London in 1900. He studied etching under Malcolm Osborne and Stanley Anderson at Goldsmiths’ College, New Cross, south London.
  • Geoffrey Wedgewood
  • James Henry Govier

External links

  • Catalogue listing of over 100 prints by Osborne including the Salaman listing, with a description of most and some images..