Edmund Morison WIMPERIS

Edmund Morison WIMPERIS RI
1835
1900

Born in Chester, Wimperis studied wood-engraving under Mason Jackson, and worked as an illustrator for The Illustrated London News and other magazines. He gradually took up painting in oil and watercolour. 

From 1859 he exhibited at the most prestigious galleries, including the Royal Academy, the Society of Artists in Suffolk Street, the New Watercolour Society, the Grosvenor Gallery and the New Gallery. He was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1875, and then became its Vice President in 1895. 

His titles include some Cornish and West Country scenes, and he is believed to have been in Newlyn for a short period in 1881. Flanagan finds him frequently painting along the Ouse in Huntingdonshire (1890s) and reprints two of his paintings in colour in her excellent book, Artists along the Ouse, 1880-1930.

media

Landscape painter and watercolourist

works and access

Works include: Clodagh Moor, Cornwall

exhibitions

The Royal Academy; The Society of Artists, Suffolk Street; The New Watercolour Society; The Grosvenor Gallery; The New Gallery

memberships

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 1875 (Vice President 1895)

misc further info

 

references

1871, 1881, 1891 Census and GRO records

Dictionary of National Biography;

Flanagan, B (2010) Artists along the Ouse 1880-1930;

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p300); 

Mallalieu

Mallett's Index

Wood Victorian Painters (bibl)

Whybrow St Ives (1911-20 list pp 216-8)

The Year's Art

Ancestry.com

http://www.european-artgallery.com