Edward Wesson – The Master’s Choice (hardcover) art book by Steve Hall and Barry Miles.
The freshness and spontaneity of Edward Wessons watercolours and oils, described by Alwyn Crawshaw in his introduction as paintings done with a relaxed and happy brush, are as popular now as they were in his lifetime. With four brief memoirs of the artist by friends and colleagues, this book presents over 125 reproductions of lesser-known works in private collections and Wessons own teaching slides, which he used in lectures and demonstrations.
About Edward Wesson
Edward Wesson was born in 1910 in Blackheath, London and died in 1983.
Edward left school in 1926 and found employment in textiles. The urge to paint came to the fore in 1930 and he began to fill his spare time with sketches made in Greenwich Park, becoming acquainted with the trees of the park and the distant views of London and the Thames.
He was an English watercolour painter and illustrator, well known for the simplicity, boldness and mastery of brushwork.
Wesson was largely self-taught, developing his own style of economical strokes to depict his subjects. He often painted elegant watercolors of coasts and rivers. He was most inspired by water, and many of his paintings depict the moody blues and grays of the river Thames.
He went on to become a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
He also exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Institute.
Later in his career, he taught his methods to many students and had several how-to demonstrations published in magazines.
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