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Studio: international art — 30.1904

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George Wilson

THE WORK OF THE LATE efforts of his intimate and personal friends, for a

GEORGE WILSON. BY LEO- collection of his work to be got together in an

NORE VAN DER VEFR exhibition at the rooms of the Aberdeen Artists'
Society. It was then that his name first became

The first of the neglected artists' series of exhibi- known, not only to the art world, but to his own

tions was opened at Mr.'john Baillie's Art Gallery country-people.

in Princes Terrace, London, at the end of Sep- Concerning Wilson's life, little can be told be-

tember, with the work of the late Mr. George yond what he expressed in his pictures. He was

Wilson, a Scottish painter of ability and charm. a man of considerable gifts, with a temperament

On the ist of April, 1890, George Wilson died keyed to the most exquisite enjoyment of the fine

at Castle Park, Huntly, at the age of forty-one, and beautiful. Modest and retiring of disposition,

leaving behind him some beautiful paintings, he lived in an idealistic thought-atmosphere created

which were, however, appreciated only by a very by bis natural refinement of mind and visionary

few of his intimate friends ; for during his lifetime nature. His impressions were gained through an

he was practically a recluse from art circles, known impulsive, vivid grasp of the thing before him,

and understood by few. and his work, though of the most careful and pains-

That during his working years Wilson's talent as taking, was more the result of quickly-decided

a painter, distinguished as it was by fine colour, a execution than of quietly-thought-out detail,

characteristic quality and power of design, and Wilson painted because he loved to paint, and

much feeling for beauty, should have gone un- to please himself rather than the great world

noticed seems scarcely credible. It was not, beyond his studio walls, and he only painted the

however, until several years after his death that things in nature that really appealed to him, and

sufficient interest was aroused, through the tireless that he loved because of their beauty or purity or

FROM THE PAINTING

(By permission of Dr. J. Todhtmter)

BY GEORGE WILSON
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