Robert Jobling (1841-1923)
He worked as a glass-maker until he was sixteen, but spent his free time sketching & attending Cosens-Way's evening classes. Thereafter he was a foreman painter in a shipyard, only devoting himself entirely to art in 1899.
His subjects are mostly river & coastal scenes.
He occasionally exhibited at the Royal Academy & in 1910 was elected President of the Bewick Club.
His Wife Isa & their son Joseph were also painters.