WILKINS, William Powell

1938 - ?

William Wilkins

Born at Kersey, Suffolk on 4 April 1938, son of writer (William) Vaughan Wilkins (6 March 1890-1959) and his wife Mary Isobel née Powell (22 October 1906-1982), who married at Kensington, London in 1930 and in 1939 were living at The street, Kersey. He spent his childhood in South Wales and educated at Malvern College 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 60's 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 has had mixed shows at Covent Garden Gallery 1973, Agnew and Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, both 1974. Elected a member of the 56 Group Wales with whom a regular exhibitor also showing at Gruenebaum Gallery, New York and has solo shows at University College of Wales 1970, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 1989 and Piccadilly Gallery 1991. In 1940 he moved to Llandeilo, Dyfed where he now lives. http://williamwilkins.co.uk

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