Artist biography

Walter WEST 1860–1933

Painter, etcher, lithographer and illustrator. At first his subjects were mainly animals, then he turned to genre and, after about 1910, to landscape. Born 3 May 1860 in Hull, of a Quaker family. Studied at York under Edwin Moore while working for an engineering firm, then at St John's Wood Art School 1883, at the R.A. Schools 1884–7 and at the Académie Julian, Paris. Was influenced by Briton Riviere. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1885 and at the R.B.A. Member of the R.W.S. 1904. Died at Northwood, Middlesex, 27 June 1933.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II