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View of Military Remains at Orford Ness
© the artist. Photo credit: National Trust Images

View of Military Remains at Orford Ness c.1994

John Wonnacott (b.1940)

National Trust, Westley Bottom

Painter and draughtsman, born in London. He studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1958–63. Wonnacott participated in a number of prestigious group exhibitions, including Painting and Perception, at MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, 1971; British Painting ’74, at Hayward Gallery, 1974; British Painting 1952–77, at RA, 1977; Britain Salutes New York, at Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1983; Salute to Turner, Agnew, 1989; and The Pursuit of the Real, British Figurative Painting from Sickert to Bacon, Manchester City Art Gallery and tour, 1990. He showed solo at The Minories, Colchester, 1977; Rochdale Art Gallery and tour, 1978; a series at Marlborough Fine Art from 1980; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 1986; and Agnew, 1992. That exhibition included a number of pictures by Wonnacott related to commissions as well as pictures centred on his home in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

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

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