Julius Olsson

1864 - 1942

Albert Julius Olsson (1 February 1864 - 7 September 1942) was a British maritime artist and keen yachtsman. Olsson cruised with his yacht most summers, and The Studio commented: 'He knows the way from the Scillies to the Isle of Wight as most men know their way to the nearest railway station.'

In 1911 Olsson exhibited what is probably his most famous work, 'Moonlit Shore', in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. That painting was bought by the Chantry Bequest for the nation and now resides in the Tate collection in London. The following year 'Stormy Evening on the Cornish Coast' was Olsson's major Royal Academy picture (exhibit 359).