Edward Wilkins Waite1854 - 1924
Cornfields at FittleworthStock code: C3916
Signed; Painted August 1919
Oil on Canvas
16 x 22 ins / 40.5 x 56cms
Price category: C: £10,000 - £15,000
Waite was educated at Mansion House Grammar School, Leatherhead. In 1874 he went to Ontario, Canada and worked for a while as a lumberjack, a sketch book from this journey survives. Waite seems to have taken up painting seriously on his return. In 1878 he exhibited two pictures at the Royal Academy in London and again two in 1880. Thereafter, with only eight breaks, he exhibited at the Royal Academy every year until 1919. From the late 1880's Waite exhibited his work extensively, for example in 1893, in which year he became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he exhibited some 30 works in over twenty separate places.
Exhibited : Royal Academy, the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, the Royal Society of British Artists and the New Gallery in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Galleries in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Oldham and Southport.