WOOD, William

1768 - 1810

William Wood is listed in Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800 as a miniaturist. Was of Suffolk in 1769 and of London 1810. William Wood entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1785 when just sixteen years of age. He is known to have been working from Bristol in 1791 and 1803 and from Gloucester in 1798. Wood became an active member of the Associated Artists in Watercolour and held position of president 1808-09, exhibiting frequently with the group. Wood’s interests in the arts lay not just in miniature painting and in 1808 he published 'An Essay on National and Sepulchral Monuments' as well as reputedly displaying a keen interest in landscape gardening. A founder member of the New Society of Painters in Miniature and Watercolour in 1807.

?Baptised Ipswich 21 August 1768 - Burial in Bunhill Field's Burial Ground 23 November 1809

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