NORMAN WILKINSON ART OIL ON BOARD Nautical Scene Scottish Loch
ARTIST: Signed Norman Wilkinson lower right corner
SIZE: Measures 15 inches wide by 12 inches tall. Framed measures 18 inches wide by 15 inches tall
CONDITION: VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT. Some minor paint flaking and will need to be re framed
OTHER INFO: Framed oil painting by the famous Norman Wilkinson CBE (1878 - 1971). Wilkinson was born in Cambridge and served in the Royal Navy during both WWI & WWII. He invented the Dazzle Camouflage for shipping in WWI which confused enemy shipping resulting in thousands of allied lives being saved.
In the second World War, Wilkinson was again assigned to camouflage, not in dazzle-painting ships (which had fallen out of favor) but with the British Air Ministry, where his primary responsibility was the concealment of airfields
Wilkinson is well known for his marine paintings etchings and poster art work.
In 1906, Wilkinson was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) becoming its President in 1936, an office he held until 1963. He was elected Honorable Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1919. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Marine Artists, and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colors. He was knighted and appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1948.
One of the finest marine painters of the century, his work has been represented in a wide variety of collections, galleries and other venues, among them the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colors, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Fine Art Society, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Abbey Gallery, Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, and Beaux Arts Gallery.
Wilkinson created for the first class smoking room of the RMS Titanic a painting titled Plymouth Harbor (which perished when the ship went down), as well as a comparable painting, titled The Approach to the New World, which hung in the same location on the Titanic's sister ship, the RMS Olympic
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