Krause - Axel / Emile Krause or Kraus (1871 - 1945)

Axel / Emile Krause or Kraus (1871 - 1945). Watercolour artist who lived in Birkdale, Southport in 1891. He also lived in North Wales. Exhibited works at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.

Emil Axel Krause came initially from Germany before coming to Southport in northern England before 1891 with his artist father Franz, going to Wales and then coming back to Southport. He is particularly well known for his scenic watercolours of the North of England and Scotland.
He began painting in the southern counties and Wales, gradually moving North with greater frequency, falling in love with the English Lakes and then, to a greater extent, Scotland. At the time of the First World War, in 1916, he angliscised his name to his mother's maiden name of Stock,