(1859 - 1943)
William Lister Lister was active/lived in Australia, Scotland. William Lister is known for seascape and coastal scene painting.
Biography William Lister
William Lister Lister was an Australian painter who won the Wynne Prize* seven times. He was born in Manly, a suburb of Sydney. At the age of eight he moved with his parents to Yorkshire, England, spent a year in France and finally Glasgow, Scotland, where he studied mechanical engineering (1876-80) at the College of Science and Arts and at the Fairfield Engineering Works. There he joined the St Mungo Art Club, exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy* at the age of seventeen.
After serving four years at sea as a ship's engineer, he settled in London, where he began painting professionally as well as teaching. He returned to Sydney in 1888 where he began producing the seascapes and coastal scenes for which he is best known.
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