Artist biography

Wilfred G. de GLEHN 1870–1951

Portrait, landscape and figure painter in an Impressionist manner, and occasional designer of stained glass. Born 9 October 1870 in London, son of Alexander von Glehn, merchant, and nephew of the painter Oswald von Glehn. Studied at the R.C.A. and in Paris under E. Delaunay and Gustave Moreau. Exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1891, the R.A. from 1896, and at the Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris. One-man exhibition at the Carfax Gallery 1908; also had exhibitions at the Goupil Gallery and Knoedler's. Travelled in Italy, France and North America. Served in the 1914–18 war on the Italian Front. Married Jane Emmet of New York, also a painter, 1904. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1900. A.R.A. 1923, R.A. 1932. Died at his home near Salisbury 11 May 1951.

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