Watercolour on card

Signed and Dated 1945

William Lyon Wilson (1892-1981)

Described as “the best water-colourist of his time”, William Lyons Wilson was a 20th Century self taught artist originally from Leeds. He served in WWI and on his return to Yorkshire painted alongside the famous artist Jacob Kramer. He entered the world of famous artists and writers such as J B Priestly, Philip Naviasky, Fred Lawson and Richard Eurich.

Wilson worked for the Cunard Line to supply paintings for their new liners and in 1938 he moved to Devon to teach at Blundells in Tiverton.

From the 1940’s he developed a more avant garde interest in abstract and surrealist art. He exhibited at the famous Redfern Gallery in London, along with the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and the Somerset Society of Artists.

Examples of his work are held at The Imperial War Museum.

This evocative portrayal of Polperro in Cornwall is in excellent condition and framed with museum quality non-reflective glass.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *