Robert Arthur Wilson
(1884 - 1979)
Robert Arthur Wilson was active/lived in United Kingdom. Robert Wilson is known for painting.
Biography Robert Arthur Wilson
Robert Arthur Wilson was born in 1884 the son of an ironmonger and dealer in china, in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. He left school at the age of thirteen and a half and was employed as a book-keeper for two years before being apprenticed at the age of 16 to a local firm of sign-writers – his father, who was keen for all his sons to learn a trade, described it to him as “neat and natty work”. Thus in 1900 began Wilson’s 80-year long painting career. Throughout much of his apprenticeship Wilson attended evening classes at the Sunderland School of Art and in 1907 he was awarded a Government National Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Royal College of Art in London.
There he gained a diploma in 1911 and was awarded an RCA bursary wh
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