George Arthur Fripp, RWS (1813-96)
George Arthur Fripp (13 June 1813 – 17 October 1896) was an English artist who specialised in watercolours. He was a grandson of the artist Nicholas Pocock and brother of the painter Alfred Downing Fripp. His nephew was the artist Henry Charles Innes Fripp.
Fripp was born in Bristol, and educated in Bristol, Birmingham and Leamington. He was a Pupil of James Baker Pyne, and Samuel Jackson. He first exhibited at the Bristol Society of Artists in 1832. In 1834 he accompanied the Bristol artist William James Müller on a sketching tour of Europe, which produced works he later exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1838. He also painted at Balmoral for Queen Victoria.
In 1841, he exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society, becoming an associate that year, a full member in 1845, and secretary from 1848–1854. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, the Fine Art Society, Agnews & elsewhere. He became well known for his watercolours, mostly scenic British views.
He married Mary Percival in 1846. Two of their twelve children also became artists: Charles Edwin Fripp an artist-reporter for The Graphic, and Thomas W. Fripp, a watercolourist in Canada.
Fripp died in Hampstead, London, in October 1896.