British, 1851–1931

"William Lionel Wyllie attended Heatherley’s art school until the age of fifteen, leaving to study at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Turner gold medal in 1869. He began exhibiting in London in 1868, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, the Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. He became an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1889 and a full member in 1907 or 1909. He took part in the Expositions Universelles in Paris, receiving a gold medal in 1889 and a silver in 1900. He contributed illustrations to The Graphic from 1880 to 1904. Wyllie worked for the White Star Shipping Line and spent much of his time at sea. During World War I he served in the Royal Navy. He is above all remembered for his maritime subjects" (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).

Museum Collections:
Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Imperial War Museum, London
McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, Scotland
National Maritime Museum, London
Royal Academy of Arts Collection, London
Tate Gallery, London
The Royal Collection, London

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