WOOD, William Robert

1858 - 1929

William Robert Wood was born at Norfolk House, Brandon, Suffolk in 1858, second son of William Wood (1829-23 August 1887), a timber merchant, and his wife Louisa Nash née Jewell (1834-1913), who married at St George, Camberwell, Surrey on 12 February 1855, and were both of Brandon. In 1861, young William was a 2-year-old, living at High Street, Brandon with his parents, 31-year-old William and 27-year-old Louisa Nash, 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 at Eriswell, Suffolk on 3 February 1881, Jessie Place (1858-1945), eldest daughter of Jabez George Place of Eriswell Hall. In 1891, a 32-year-old artist, living at River Cottage, High Street, Brandon with his 32-year-old wife Jessie and their two daughters, Violet J. 9 and Hilda Louisa 8 and ten years later an artist/painter at Coulson Lane, Brandon. A landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1889-1902. 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'. William Robert Wood died at 264 London Road South, Lowestoft on 24 November 1929, aged 71.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Yacht 'Carlotta', Woodbridge, Suffolk
1889 486 Near Brandon
from The Riverside, Brandon, Suffolk
1893 734 Oulton Broad
1894 75 A Recollection
from Suffolk House, Brandon
1902 361 River, that in Silence Windeth
         554 The Old Bridge

Works by This Artist