First name(s)
George Percival
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Lecturer on Art (1898-1889)

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Ref: *4

Royal College of Art, Paris and Italy (no dates found)

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Assistant Master, Ilkley School of Art (1886-1888)
  • Headmaster, North West London School of Art (1891-1895)
  • Headmaster, Polytechnic School of Art, Regent Street (1896-1930)
  • Staff Lecturer, University Extension Board of the University of London
Professional activities Ref: *5
  • Member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers

Personal details

Date of birth
1st January 1868
Place of birth Ref: *2
Saltaire, Yorkshire
Date of death Ref: *3
24th July 1934
Place of death
20 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London
Family details Ref: *6

Son of John Gaskell, born 3rd December 1833 in Margate, and Mary Berridge; siblings: John Berridge Gaskell born 3rd April 1866, Elizabeth Lucy born 4th January 1870, and Hilda Mary born 13rd June 1876; married Edith Eliza Maxton on 7th March 1891


The Polytechnic School of Art (later the Regent Street Polytechnic) was described as: "the largest educational institution in the country, the greatest social club for young men and young women, and also one of the most important non-denominational religious agencies in London.

Gaskell was elected an Associate [of the RSP-EE]on 12th November 1908 and elected a Fellow on 8th February 1911. His diploma work (held at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford) is called "The Castle of Neuschuranstein, Bavaria.

* References

  2. ibid
  3. ibid
  6. ibid
  7. Charles Dickens Jr et al, Dickens Dictionary of London (1908)
  8. Records of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers
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