IRISH SCHOOL LARGE OIL PAINTING By A FINE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST 20th CENTURY
PAINTING REF 11505
FINE RARE PIECE
20th Century Circa 1960's OIL PAINTING
GOLD / WHITE GILT FRAME
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Canvas Panel in Very Good condition
Cleaned ready to hang
Maurice Canning Wilks was a landscape and portrait painter born in
Belfast and his father was a linen designer. He was educated at Malone
Public School and then at Belfast College of Art. When Wilks was only nineteen,
he exhibited for the first time at the Royal Hibernian Academy,
Dublin, and then went on to exhibit his work in London, Montreal,
Boston and Toronto, many of which were solo exhibitions.
Later on in his life he was elected an associate member of the
RHA and a full member of the Royal Ulster Academy.
Wilks was very much inspired by the work of James Humbert Craig and
his own portrait of Craig is in Bangor Town Hall.
Maurice’s subject matter is all over Ireland but he was particularly keen
on Donegal and the West of Ireland. However,
he was also a very successful portrait painter who flourished in
commissioned portraits. Towards the later years of his life,
Wilks had a studio in Dublin, which inspired him to paint many everyday
scenes of Dublin. His belief was, ‘hard work and regular hours’.
Today we can see his artwork in the Ulster Museum,
the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and many others.
Painted in a 20th Century impressionist style
Title: Irish Mountain Scene
Signature : yes
Signed : M C Wilks
Provenance: john castagno art
Medium : Oil painting on Panel
Country: Irish school
Frame size : 30.5 in x 23 in
( 78 cm x 59 cm)
Panel size : 24" x 16"
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