Artist biography

W. L. WYLLIE 1851–1931

Marine painter. Born 5 July 1851 in London, eldest son of the painter William Morison Wyllie and brother of C. W. Wyllie. Studied at Heatherley's 1865 and at the R.A. Schools 1866–9. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1868, also at the R.I. and R.O.I. A.R.A. 1889; R.A. 1907; R.I. and R.E. 1904. Worked for The Graphic and The Illustrated London News and designed posters. He lived near Rochester on the Medway and from 1907 at Portsmouth. Author of a biography of J. M. W. Turner 1905. Died 6 April 1931 in Hampstead, London. Represented in the R.A. Late Members exhibition 1933.

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