School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

James Wilson Whittaker

Born: 1828, UK, England, Manchester   Died: 1876, River Llugwy

Painter. Served an apprenticeship with an engraver to calico printers before moving to Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, circa 1857, where he painted picturesque landscapes, mainly in watercolour. He became an associate member of the Old Watercolour Society in 1862 and a full member in 1864. He travelled to Italy in 1864. An alcoholic, he died in an accident, drowned after slipping from a rocky gorge into the River Llugwy in North Wales

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Landscape, river scene with cows, North Wales ] WD446 WaterColourOrDrawings

Mountain stream, North Wales WD445 WaterColourOrDrawings