William Lionel Wyllie
(1853 - 1931)
William Lionel Wyllie was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Wyllie is known for Land-and seascape, ship painting.
Biography William Lionel Wyllie
Referred to as "Britain's premier marine artist of the later Victorian & early 20th century", Wyllie composed his artistry in the face of intense observation by the established English art world. He was born into a family of London painters in 1851. His father, William M. Wyllie, was a genre painter and his brother, Charles, was also accomplished in marine art. (His own son Harold later became a success in marine art.)
Studying first at Heatherley's art school, his obvious natural talent was matched by his ambition and drive. He began to study at the Royal Academy in 1865. He was 17 when his first canvases were exhibited; one of which was purchased by the academy itself because "it was bound to acquire additional historical value
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