Biography

ARTIST PROFILE                                                                          

  • Apperley George Owen Wynne.

  • 9 Self portrait 1929 55x46cm200

  • Born 17th June 1884 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England.

  • Died in Tangier, 1960.

  • Educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst and at Uppingham School.

  • Studied art at Herkomer Academy, Bushey, Herts.

  • He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, 1905.

  • Mounted his first individual exhibition in London, 1906.

  • Elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists in 1913.

  • Moved to Spain in 1916.

  • In 1932 during the civil war he left Spain and took up residence in Tangier.

  • In 1937 he received the Order of the Mehdavia (‘Comendador de la Mehdavia’).

  • In 1945 he was awarded the Order of Alfonso The Wise (‘Encomienda de Alfonso X  El Sabio’) by the Spanish Government – an honour which no other British painter received during his lifetime.

  • In 1951 he was elected as a Distinguished Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Málaga, Spain.