Browne, Thomas Arthur
- Alan Clark
Browne, Thomas Arthur (1870–1910), illustrator and painter, was born at Nottingham on 8 December 1870, the son of Francis and Maria Browne. He left St Mary's national school, Nottingham, at the age of eleven to become an errand boy, first at a milliner's and later at a lace market, and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to a firm of lithographic printers. His career as a black and white artist and humorous draughtsman began at the age of seventeen when he discovered that he could draw and make comic illustrations of his friends. One of them persuaded him to send some of his drawings to the comic paper ...