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Iris in a Red Glass Vase
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Iris in a Red Glass Vase

William Charles Penn (1877–1968)

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Painter and influential teacher at Liverpool School of Art, 1911–post World War II, born in London. He studied at Lambeth and City and Guilds Schools of Art from 1895, winning medals and a scholarship to Royal Academy Schools, 1900–5, then studied at Académie Julian in Paris, 1908, and in following year in Netherlands and Belgium. As well as being a member of Sandon Studios Society and Liverpool Academy, belonged to ROI from 1908 and RP from 1952.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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