William Lee Hankey was born in Chester. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in London and then in Paris, where he became influenced by Jules Bastien-Lepage. He lived in France in the early 1900s. A member of the Newlyn School, he is best known for his portraits of pastoral life. From 1893 he was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy.
Painter in oils and watercolour
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Peasant Life oil on canvas (1914)