Catherine Morris Wood 1857 - 1939
Catherine Morris Wood was born in 1857 the daughter of a London Barrister Arthur J Wood and a Scottish mother. She studied art along with her sister
Emily E Wood at the Royal Female School of Art in London while her parents were living in Camden Road, Islington. Her younger sister Ursula Wood also studied art at the Royal Academy School and
St Johns Wood Art School and exhibited widely including the Royal Academy
During her lifetime Catherine Wood exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal
Society of Birmingham Artists, the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists and the Royal Academy in London. Her work is in
public collections of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Manchester City Art Gallery.
She painted in both watercolour & oil, and was mainly known for her still-life work; however when travelling with her husband, the artist
Richard Henry Wright (1857 -1930), she was more than happy to turn her hand to landscapes. Paintings of Egypt, Italy, Greece and Switzerland have all been recorded. When they were not travelling
they lived in Inner Temple in London.