It would be easier to make a list of venues where Norman Wilkinson has not exhibited and art societies that he did not have association with. He was an artist in oil, watercolour and drypoint, the subject matter invariably marine related. For non connoisseurs of art he was probably best know for his contribution in the field of dazzle camouflage for shipping in both World Wars. He was awarded the C.B.E. in 1948.
Wilkinson was born in Cambridge in 1878 he went on to be educated at Berkhamsted School of Art. With his love of anything to do with the sea, he travelled extensively both in Europe and further afield.
Wilkinson was one of the finest marine painters of the 20th century, he has works in many public and private collections.
He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists; President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours. As I said in my opening piece, Wilkinson has exhibited widely including the Royal Academy and other prestigious venues.
This painting is offered on a trade basis for no particular reason other than it is not his best work. As we all know, his best works can sell for many thousands of pounds. The painting has been cleaned and varnished as well as having a small pin prick of damage filled and touched in. It is quite large for a Wilkinson, presented in a later frame. Signed lower left 'Norman Wilkinson'
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