London-born Wylie trained at Heatherleys and RA Schools from 1866. He was awarded the Turner Gold Medal in 1869, and had two paintings purchased by the Chantrey Bequest: Toil, Glitter, Grime and Wealth on a Flowing Tide (1883) and The Battle of the Nile (1899).
His visits to St Ives and the Arts Club were in 1925 and 1930 - the latter occasion in which he addressed HRH Princess Louise and guests in his capacity as President of the Royal Canadian Academy, in honour of its Fiftieth Anniversary.
Marine and coastal painter, printmaker, etcher, illustrator and writer
works and access
Works include: Toil, Glitter, Grime and Wealth on a Flowing Tide (1883); The Battle of the Nile (1899); Fishing Fleet before Godrevy Lighthouse St Ives; Shipping Entering Harbour; Three Masted Sailing Vessel Under Tow Entering a Harbour
Access to Work: Army and Navy Club, London; Guildhall, London; Bristol; Cardiff; Leeds; Liverpool; Tate Gallery
ROI; ARA 1889; RA 1907; Senior RA 1927; Royal Canadian Academy (President 1930)
Chantrey Bequest list: Tate On-line
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall p354
Johnson & Greutzner
Quarm & Wyllie (1981) W L Wyllie (London, Chris Beetles)
Whybrow St Ives