WOOD, William Robert

1858 - 1929

Born at Brandon, Suffolk in 1858, second son of William Wood, a timber merchant, and his wife Louisa Nash née [?]. In 1861 a 2 year old living at High Street, Brandon with his parents, 31 year old William and 27 year old Louisa Nash, both born at Brandon, with siblings George 5 and newly born Clara. Educated at Priory School, Nethergate Street, Clare in Suffolk and in 1881 an auctioneer & estate agent living with his widowed grandmother at The Elms, High Street, Brandon. He married in 1881, Jessie Place of Wangford, near Lowestoft and in 1891 a 32 year old artist living at River Cottage, High Street, Brandon with his 32 year old wife Jessie and two daughters, Violet J. 9 and Hilda Louisa 8 and ten years later an artist/painter at Coulson Lane, Brandon. Landscape painter who exhibited five works at the Royal Academy including 'Oulton, Broad' and 'River, that in Silence Windest' also exhibiting at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1889-1902 from Lowestoft in 1889 and from Brandon 1893. In 1911, a landscape painter at London Road, Brandon with his wife and two of his three daughters Hilda and Muriel 12. In 1927 he exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Society from 264 London Road, Lowestoft two oil paintings 'September Moon at Somerton' and 'Corner at Seven Mile Car'. He died at Lowestoft in 1929, aged 71.