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William Lionel Wyllie – W.L.Wyllie [1951-1931] – Biography
William Lionel Wyllie was an artist in oil, watercolour, etching and aquatint of marine and tidal Thames subjects. Mr. W.L.Wyllie, R.A., R.E. was born in London in 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition, the son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of Charles Wyllie.
Both his father and his half-brother, Lionel Smythe, were painters, so it was only natural that the boy should take to art at an early age. All the family drew and painted as a matter of course.
W.L.Wyllie first studied at the Heatherly’s in Newman Street, London in 1865, where he spent most of his time making drawings from antiques. Later W.L.Wyllie entered the Royal Academy School 1866-69, winning the Turner Medal 1869, he studied under Leighton, Millais, Armytage, Wells, Landseer, and many other painters of Victorian times.
He studied art at the Heatherley’s in 1865, and at the Royal Academy Schools between 1866-69, winning the Turner Medal 1869. William Lionel Wyllie was the father of Harold Wyllie and lived in Portsmouth for many years from 1907 and died in London on 6th April 1931. Acknowledged as one of the leading marine artists at the turn of the century. Marine painter to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde. Work in the National Maritime Museum.
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W.L.Wyllie was an Associate of Royal Society of Painter-Etchers 1903, New English Art Club 1887, Associate Royal Academy 1889, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours 1882, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers 1904 and Royal Academy 1907.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours, Abbey Gallery, Agnew & Sons Gallery, Royal Society of Artists – Birmingham, Carfax & Co. Gallery, RPFA and Connell & Sons Gallery.
Wyllie also exhibited at the Dowdeswell Galleries, Fine Art Society, Grosvenor Gallery, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Leicester Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, New English Art Club and Arthur Tooth & Son Gallery.
What did William Lionel Wyllie paint?
He painted a full range of marine subjects including yachting, ocean liners, Thames barges, naval battles including Jutland to name a few both home and abroad.
How did W.L.Wyllie sign his works?
He usually signs his work ‘W.L.Wyllie’
Did W.L.Wyllie work in other media?
He worked in oils, watercolour, pastel, drypoint etching and aquatint.
Did he make prints?
He made original pencil signed drypoint etchings and aquatints but also many of his images were reproduced during his lifetime and as book illustrations and in the press.
Where did W.L.Wyllie sell?
His main outlet was Robert Dunthorne who was a publisher and print dealer.Contact Us