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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: Landscape and flower painting

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BIOGRAPHY for William Wood
1877 (Ipswich, Suffolk, England)

United Kingdom

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William Thomas Wood (1877-1958)

Primarily  a landscape and flower painter, William Thomas Wood was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1877.  He received his formal art education at the Regent Street Polytechnic and in Italy.

In 1900, at the age of 23, he was living in Putney and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy entitled Summer Heat.  Between 1900 and 1947 he exhibited more than 55 works at the Royal Academy including February Flowers (1925), Corfe Castle (1926), Snow Shadows (1930), Cottage Garden Flowers (1933) and Morning Light (1947).  In 1918 Wood was appointed the British official war artist for the Balkans.

Living in London,  he had a number of one-man shows at the Leicester Galleries and was elected an Associate to the Royal Watercolor Society (R.W.S.) in 1913, becoming a full member in 1918.

A.J. Mann hired Wood in 1920 to illustrate The Salonika Front.

He served as Vice President of the R.W.S. from 1923-1926 and became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (R.O.I.) in 1927.

He died on June 2, 1958.

Works by William T. Wood are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the museums in Hull, Leeds, Manchester and Perth.

Sources include:
Benezit 2006

Information provided by Michael D. Silverbrooke

Added note:
Through confusion about his middle initial, his works are sometimes ascribed to Canadian painter, draftsman and printmaker William J. Wood (1877-1954)

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