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The Old Hayrake
© the artist. Photo credit: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

The Old Hayrake

Douglas Wilson (b.1936)

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Painter and teacher, full name George Douglas Wilson, born in Wirral, Cheshire. He studied at Farnham School of Art, then with Percy Horton at Oxford University, 1959–62, where his teachers also included Lawrence Toynbee and Geoffrey Rhoades. He went on to teach, at Wirral College of Art and at Lord Wandsworth College, 1969–74. Exhibited widely, including RBA, RCamA, Liverpool Academy, Thackeray Gallery and elsewhere, his one-man shows including Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and Highgate Fine Art, 2001. Wilson shared a show with Frederick Gore there in 2003, with another solo exhibition in 2004. The meticulous juxtaposition of plants and houses and depiction of light and weather infused Wilson’s fine landscapes with a surreal quality. Lived in Newport, Shropshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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