Laurence William Wilson
(1850 - 1912)
Laurence William Wilson was active/lived in New Zealand, England. Laurence Wilson is known for Landscape painting.
Biography Laurence William Wilson
Laurence William Wilson (1850 - 1912)
He was a member of the Ellerman Wilson shipping family. He studied in England under N. E. Green, writer of Handbook on Landscape.
Wilson emigrated to New Zealand and was established in Auckland by October 1877 when he was renting Mr Gisborne's house in Parnell; in 1878 is listed as Oamaru artist Wise's; was said to have bought a farm in Canterbury; by 1884 in Dunedin, listed as Dunedin artist 1887-89 Stone's Directory. He took pupils (O'Keeffe was one), became a painting companion of George O'Brien, and shared a studio with Nerli. Was a prolific and certainly a competent painter, whose best work is of high standard, though his potboilers were considered by
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