Philip Wilson Steer
Brief Biography-Philip Wilson Steer from Birkenhead, Liverpool was a renowned landscape impressionist painter. He also painted portraits as his father Philip was a portrait painter. He first studied at the age of eighteen in the South Kensington School of Art; from there he went to the Academie Julian and on to the Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris.
He was a founder of the New English Art Club and taught at the Slade School of Fine Art. Whilst he lived in London he regularly painted in the English countryside during summer months.
He was awarded the Order of Merit for his paintings of the Royal Navy, which he had been commissioned to do by the Minister of Information during the first word war.
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on the beach