John Samuel Watkins (1866 – 1942)
J.S. Watkins — Vice-President of the Royal Art society of New South Wales. Born in Wolverhampton, England. Studied at Wolverhampton School of Art, under the aegis of South Kensington. Came to Australia at the age of sixteen. Studied at the Royal Art Society under A. J. Daplyn, Julian Ashton and Frank P. Mahony. Left for Europe and studied at Colarossi’s, Paris. Was with the late H. W. Macready, one of the founders of the Society of Artists. He is represented in the National Galleries of New South Wales and South Australia and in well-known private collections in England. Elected Fellow, R.A.S., 1922. Watkins died at his Woollahra home on 25 August 1942.