WILKINS, William Powell

1938 - ?

William Wilkins

William Powell Wilkins was born at Kersey, Suffolk on 4 April 1938, son of writer (William) Vaughan Wilkins (6 March 1890-8 February 1959) and his wife Mary Isobel Stanistreet Powell (22 October 1906-14 December 1981), daughter of Lt. Col. J. E. Powell, who married at St Mary's Church, The Bottons, Kensington, London in February 1930 and in 1939 were living at The Street, Kersey. William spent his childhood in South Wales and was educated at Malvern School of Art and studied stained glass at Swansea College of Art 1955-1957, the Royal College of Art 1957-1960 then evening classes in drawing at Hammersmith School of Art. He taught art at Malvern College for several years and was the information officer for the Greater London Council's architect's department and wrote on architecture for various publications. In the late 60s he made a radical change of direction when he abandoned abstract work and embarked upon drawing, figure, still life and landscape, which lasted for five years. Draughtsman, printmaker and stained-glass artist he exhibited at the Royal Acadamy and has had mixed shows at Covent Garden Gallery; Agnew & Sons Gallery and at Roland Browse & Delbanco. Elected a member of the 56 Group Wales with whom a regular exhibitor also showing at Gruenebaum Gallery, New York and has had solo shows at University College of Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and Piccadilly Gallery. He married at Kensington, London in 1977, Lynne S. Brantly and they have two daughters, Laura and Lucy. He has his studio at Carreg Cennen, Llandeilo, Dyfed.
Website: http://williamwilkins.co.uk

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 26 Lansdowne Road, West London
1968 397 Three Apples

Works by This Artist