Horsfall, Thomas Coglan

Nationality: English

Date of Birth: 1841

Place of Birth: 1932


Thomas Horsfall founded the Manchester Art Gallery in Ancoats, modeled after art critic John Ruskin’s educational art gallery in Sheffield. He advocated art as an educational and moral responsibility to the public, and turned to well-known artists, like Leighton, to support his cause.


“Thomas Coglan Horsfall and Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement.” Infed.org.http://www.infed.org/settlements/manchester_art_museum_and_university_settlement.htm (accessed November 17, 2016).

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Horsfall, Thomas Coglan