Terrick Williams, RA, PRI, VPROI, RBA (1860-1936) - ‘Roche, Cornwall’
Pastel. Signed. c.1930. Provenance Fine Art Society 1946. Impressionist painter of shipping and coastal scenes. Born in Liverpool, he studied under Charles Verlat in Antwerp and in Paris. He became strongly associated with the St. Ives School. His harbour scenes are bright and colourful, giving his work a unique spontaneous quality. The impermanence of light held a fascination for him. He lived in London, where he exhibited extensively and became one of the most successful painters of his time. He was a member of the Society of 25 Artists. As President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours he gained equal rights and full membership for women painters. He published a book on ‘Landscape Painting in Oil Colour’, and one on ‘The Art of Pastel’. Exhibited : RA, RI, RBA, ROI, RID & Etc. Publications : ‘Mist and Morning Sunshine’, The Art and Life of Terrick Williams. Caroline Simon, 1984.