Edward Wesson (British, 1910-1983)
Path through the Trees
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right.
Sheet Size: 14.5” x 20”
Sight Size: 13" x 19"
Edward Wesson's work is known for its immediacy, luminosity and control of paint, and he is remembered by many painters as an exceptional and tireless teacher. He began painting around the age of 20, but it wasn’t until after WWII that he became serious about his work, becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour where he was introduced to prominent artists of his day.
While still working for a textile firm in London, he would continue to paint scenes along the Thames learning to work quickly, limning the outlines of a scene and leaving out detail. As business began to fall off at the textile firm, Wesson took on various private commissions to paint people’s homes, but was far happier traveling to the coast of France and Belgium for new subjects beyond the London environs.
Wesson began to write articles on painting theories and started tutoring “painting holidays”. As he became well recognized, Wesson travelled to art societies all over the British Isles. Garrulous by nature, Wesson demonstrated with great flair his painting style to standing room only crowds. His work is exceedingly popular in Great Britain.
Ranson, Ron. "The Art of Edward Wesson"