WOOD, William Robert

1858 - 1929

William Robert Wood, was born at Brandon, Suffolk in 1858, second son of William Wood, a timber merchant, and his wife Louisa Nash née Jewell, who married at St George, Camberwell, Surrey on 12 February 1855, and were both of Brandon. In 1861, a 2 year old, living at High Street, Brandon with his parents, 31 year old William and 27 year old Louisa Nash, both born at Brandon, with siblings George 5 and newly born Clara. William was educated at Priory School, Nethergate Street, Clare in Suffolk and in 1881, an auctioneer & estate agent, living with his widowed grandmother at The Elms, High Street, Brandon. William married in 1881, Jessie Place of Wangford, near Lowestoft and in 1891, a 32 year old artist, living at River Cottage, High Street, Brandon with his 32 year old wife Jessie and two daughters, Violet J. 9 and Hilda Louisa 8 and ten years later an artist/painter at Coulson Lane, Brandon. Landscape painter, who exhibited five works at the Royal Academy including 'Oulton, Broad' and 'River, that in Silence Windest' also exhibiting at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1889-1902 from Lowestoft in 1889 and from Brandon 1893. In 1911, a landscape painter. living at London Road, Brandon with his wife and two of his three daughters Hilda and Muriel 12. In 1922 he was living at 11 Wellington Esplanade, Lowestoft and in 1927 he exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Society from 264 London Road, Lowestoft two oil paintings 'September Moon at Somerton' and 'Corner at Seven Mile Car'. He died at 264 London Road South, Lowestoft on 24 November 1929, aged 71.