A London-based visitor to St Ives over many years, Manning was a landscape painter and printmaker held in high regard. He trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, and was a student at Academie Julian in Paris (1892), where he probably met a number of artists who continued their acquaintance in West Cornwall.
He was certainly in the town in 1896, visiting Albert Julius OLSSON at the St Ives Arts Club. His aquatints in black and white were among his most successful pieces, and his work appears in many public collections. The Aquatints of W W Manning was published by Colnaghi in 1929.
Landscape painter, printmaker
works and access
Works include: (publication) The Aquatints of W W Manning (1929)
Access to works: British Museum; Queen Mary's Doll's House, Windsor Castle; Royal Sociey of Painter Etchers and Engravers; Johannesburg; Los Angeles; Moscow; Osaka; Stockholm; Vienna
Walker's Gallery 1947
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p336)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of Britsh Artists
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash
Whybrow (1994) St Ives;
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters