William John Wainwright
(1855 - 1931)
William John Wainwright was active/lived in Europe, United Kingdom, England. William Wainwright is known for portrait, figure, genre paintings.
Birmingham-born William Wainwright was educated at Sedgley Park College, near Wolverhampton. Aged 14, he left to be apprenticed as a stained glass designer at John Hardman & Co. They nurtured his artistic potential, and in 1880 they supported him to study painting in Antwerp under Verlat. From Antwerp he went on to Paris in 1881, where he continued with his studies until 1884.
Returning to Britain, Wainwright lived in London for a time while looking for new painting grounds. With encouragement from Walter Langley, Edwin Harris and Charles Napier Hemy, he decided to settle in Newlyn (which he had first visited in 1881) and is one of the painters in the 1884 group photographs of the ?brotherhood?.
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