The painter in oils and watercolours was born in Southampton in 1850 and lived at Clifford Street in St Mary’s. After leaving school he worked in the drawing office of the P & O Steamship Company in the docks. His interest in art was given impetus by an early friendship with the great artist Hubert Herkomer who was also born in Southampton. They attended the Southampton School of Art together and later went to London, where they attended the South Kensington Art School. Later, Gregory studied at the Royal Academy Schools and did some art work for the new Victoria and Albert Museum. He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1875 and was elected an associate in 1879. His most celebrated painting was Boulters Lock, Sunday Afternoon, exhibited in 1898. He died in 1909 at his home in Buckinghamshire.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, Volume 23.


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