Wapping Group of Artists
From the Past
Page 1 - Ayling to Cottingham

The Wapping Group of Artists is one of the oldest Societies of working painters in this country.

George Ayling RI SMA 1887-1960   

West Country Dock
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George Ayling was a marine and landscape artist who was born in London , although he started to work in the family boatbuilding business he was later to study art, his great passion, at Purney Art School. George Ayling was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the Art Workers' Guild, a member of the Wapping Group and was their President in 1960.

George Ayling RI SMA 1887-1960   

Gypsy  Life
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Arthur James Weatherall Burgess RI ROI RBC VPSMA
(1879 - 1957)
On the Thames at Gallions

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Arthur James Weatherall Burgess born at Bombala, New South Wales on 6th January 1879. Arthur Burgess was educated in Australia and studied in Sydney. He settled in England in 1901 and continued his studies in St Ives in Cornwall under Julius Olsson. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1904 a total of 57 works and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He was a member of  St Ives Society of Artists from 1931 to 1949; the Langham Sketch Club and worked for the Graphic, Illustrated London News and the Sphere as an illustrator. He was art editor of Brassey's Naval and Shipping Annual from 1922 to 1930 and acted as the official naval artist for the Commonwealth of Australia in 1918. 



Arthur James Weatherall Burgess RI ROI RBC VPSMA 
(1879 - 1957)
Grey Sentinels 

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Arthur James Weatherall Burgess RI ROI RBC VPSMA 
(1879 - 1957)
On the Thames 

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It's sole purpose is to depict life on the River Thames and for members to meet regularly to paint on the spot.

 

The idea was first mooted in 1936 by members of the London Sketch Club who were holding an exhibition “London and the Thames”. Sadly many of those artists died in the war. 

Ashton Cannell FRSA RSMA ARD UA (1927 - 1994)


Sunlit waters Hayes Wharf 

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Ashton Cannell FRSA RSMA ARD UA (1927 - 1994)

Snowfall 

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Edward Ashton Cannell was born in the Isle of Man 12th September 1927 and attended the School of Art there and at Liverpool College of Art. He taught at Isle of Man School of Art and became head of art at Rutherford School of Art in London schools as well as a senior assessor for Metropolitan Regional Examinations Board. He started to paint full time in 1973, carrying out commissions for various companies including British Petroleum, Foyles, Cassells and Bass International. He was a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London Sketch Club, BWS and the Wapping Group. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon where he won a silver medal in 1973, a gold in 1975 . He was a helper at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and a counselor and helper at the Lighthouse Project for Aids.

S Daphne Padden RMS NDD (1927-2009) (1447) 15 Grapes on a ledge 1991 w 2 x 2.75

 GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA (1943-2007)

The Thames from Vauxhall Bridge

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Grenville George Cottingham was a painter in oil and watercolour, he was born in Exeter on 16th April 1943 and educated at Exeter School, Exeter College of Art and Liverpool College of Art. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and had one-man shows at Hallam Gallery, Bruton Street Gallery and Barnes Gallery. His work is in the collections of P&O; Marine Society, Royal Fusiliers, RN Reserve (London Division), Royal Artillery, Woolwich and the London Mutual. He has published various books.

 


GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA 
(1943-2007)

Indian Market

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GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA 
(1943-2007)

Sunset with Feluccas

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GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA (1943-2007)

The Royal Exchange

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In 1947 the group consisting of 27 was formed with William Watkins, Donald Blake, Eric Thorp, Arthur Burgess, Martin Hamlyn, Wilfred Fryer and Jack Merriott being the backbone of the group. 

GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA (1943-2007)

Tower Bridge at Dusk

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GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA 
(1943-2007)
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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GRENVILLE COTTINGHAM RBA RSMA (1943-2007)

Greenwich from Island Gardens

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If you are interested in any of the pictures, are based close to Bookham, and would like to view them we have a viewing space that you are welcome to visit. Please call us on 01372454152; 07971883660 or email to make an appointment to view. .

 

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