Crystal Palace Picture Gallery,
Richard Henry Nibbs was born in Brighton and educated in Worthing.He lived in the area all his life. He later taught the violin and cello and for many years played in Brighton's Theatre Royal Orchestra. However, a small legacy from a friend allowed him to pursue a career as a painter. He is best known for his marine painting.
The Crystal Palace Picture Gallery was opened in June 1856. Artists who exhibited there were eligible to compete for one of the annual awards.
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