NORMAN WILKINSON CBE, PRI, ROI, RSMA, HRWS (1878-1971)

Biography – Norman Wilkinson

Norman Wilkinson was an artist in oil, watercolour and drypoint, usually of marine subjects. Illustrator and poster artist, he also made an important contribution in both World Wars in the field of dazzle camouflage.

"Norman Wilkinson" artist painted by his son Rodney Wilkinson.

“Norman Wilkinson” painted by his son Rodney Wilkinson.

Born in Cambridge in 1878 he was educated at Berkhamsted School of Art. In 1898 he started contributing to The Illustrated News and The Illustrated Mail which was the start of a long association. In Paris in 1899 he studied figure painting but was already set upon working on marines.

Norman Wilkinson Artist - Dazzle ship

With his love of the sea he travelled extensively including visits to Spain, Germany, Italy, Malta, Greece, Aden, Bahamas, United States, Canada, and Brazil. He was elected R.I. in 1906, Hon. Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1919, P.R.I. in 1937 and awarded the C.B.E. in 1948.

Norman Wilkinson Artist portrait - Robert Perera Fine Art Ltd.

S.S.Titanic Painting

Wilkinson had a painting of Plymouth in the smoking room of the S.S. Titanic. One of the finest marine painters of this century, he is well represented in many public collections, including the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich.

"Norman Wilkinson painting at Seaview on the Isle of Wight" War Artist

“Norman Wilkinson painting at Seaview on the Isle of Wight”

Member of : 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, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours.

 

Norman Wilkinson Artist Dazzle ship model

Exhibited:

Royal Academy
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
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
Beaux Arts Gallery

Norman Wilkinson War Artist in his Studio

Related Artists : W.L.Wyllie, Charles Dixon and David Cobb

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Norman Wilkinson War Artist - Ariel and Taiping in the Great Tea Race of 1864. 

Title: Ariel and Taiping in the Great Tea Race of 1864. 
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Norman Wilkinson Marine artist - Yacht Racing, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight.

Title: Yacht Racing, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight.
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Gallions Reach on the Thames Estuary near to Woolwich Ferry, Greenwich, London by Norman Wilkinson Artist

Title: Gallions Reach on the Thames Estuary near to Woolwich Ferry, Greenwich, London
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy by artist Norman Wilkinson

Title: Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Walmer Beach in Kent by marine artist Norman Wilkinson

Title: Walmer Beach in Kent
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Norman Wilkinson Marine Artist Shipping off Gibraltar showing Europa Point and Catalan Bay with water catchment above. Medium: Original signed oil painting

Title: Shipping off Gibraltar showing Europa Point and Catalan Bay with water catchment above.
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Salmon Fishing by Norman Wilkinson Marine Artist

Title: Salmon Fishing 
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Cowes Week - On board Liberty 1920 by marine artist Norman Wilkinson

Title: Cowes Week – On board Liberty 1920
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

The Seven Sisters, The edge of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne. by Norman Wilkinson

Title: The Seven Sisters, The edge of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne.
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Dover Harbour, showing Dover Castle in Kent. by Norman Wilkinson

Title: Dover Harbour, showing Dover Castle in Kent.
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Beach scene watercolour by artist norman wilkinson

Title: Breakwater
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

The Dardanelles - 1915 - Norman Wilkinson War Artist

Title: The Dardanelles – 1915
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Venice - Norman Wilkinson Marine Artist

Title: Venice
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Quebec, looking east c.1956 by Norman Wilkinson marine artist

Title: Quebec, looking east c.1956
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Dover from the English Channel by Norman Wilkinson

Title: Dover from the English Channel
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

River Wye - Norman Wilkinson - Robert Perera Fine Art Ltd.

Title: River Wye
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Passing ships by Norman Wilkinson marine Artist

Title: Passing ships.
Medium: Original signed watercolour painting

Gillie - original etching by Norman Wilkinson Fishing Artist

Title: Gillie
Medium: Original signed drypoint etching

The Lure - by fishing artist Norman Wilkinson

Title: The Lure
Medium: Original signed drypoint etching

The Survivors - drypoint etching by Norman Wilkinson

Title: The Survivors
Medium: Original signed drypoint etching