WILSON, Annie Heath

1851 - 1931

Annie Heath Wilson was born at Glasgow in 1851, daughter of Charles Heath Wilson (September 1809-3 July 1882), an artist, and his second wife Johanna Catherine (1809-1887), eldest daughter of the late William John Thomson, portrait-painter, who married at 37 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh on 16 August 1848, Charles's first wife was Louisa Balfour Orr (1811-14 March 1847), daughter of Surgeon John Orr, who married at Edinburgh on 3 October 1838 and by whom he had a son and two daughters. In 1869 Charles Wilson and his family left Scotland and settled at Florence, where he was involved with a large literary and artistic circle and Charles Heath Wilson died at Florence on 3 July 1882. Annie, who was a sister to William Heath Wilson, was a landscape and figure painter, who exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Dudley Gallery; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Walker Art Gallery; London Salon; the Royal Academy; the Royal Society of British Artists; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Society of Women Artists 1880-1920, from Eastbourne 1880, Florence 1884, where her father had died in 1882, London 1886 and 1908, Genoa, Italy 1888, Tangier, Morocco 1913, Walberswick, Suffolk 1917, Kew, Surrey 1918 and Wenhaston, Suffolk 1919. In 1911, a 59-year-old 'living on own means', at Sunnyside, Wenhaston, Suffolk with her 61-year-old unmarried brother William Heath Wilson. Annie Heath Wilson died at Wenhaston on 25 September 1931, aged 80, and buried in Wenhaston churchyard, she was unmarried.

Works by This Artist