Photo credit: Wycombe District Council
Frank Percy Wild (1861–1950)
Wycombe District Council
Versatile painter who was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, but was educated partly in France and Germany. Studied at Royal Academy in Antwerp, where he won a silver medal, then in France and Spain. He was elected RBA, also showing at RA, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and at New Gallery as well as abroad. He was a Chelsea Arts Club member who settled in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, views of the River Thames being a favourite subject.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)