Montague Dawson was born in Chiswick in 1895. His grandfather, Henry, had been a successful landscape artist and those artistic talents flowed through to his grandson.
As a boy, Dawson grew up on Southampton Water spending his formative years messing about in boats. He had no formal artistic training although in his early twenties he regularly visited and was much influenced by the well established marine artist Charles Napier Hemy R.A.
Source and cont: Taylor Gallery