George Owen Wynne Apperley R.I. R.A. was born 17th June 1884 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England and died in Tangier in 1960. George was educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst and at Uppingham School prior to studying art at Herkomer Academy, Bushey, Herts.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, 1905 and then mounted his first individual exhibition in London, 1906. He was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists in 1913.
George moved to Spain in 1916 and then 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.
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
- Bushey Museum, Herts., England;
- Museum of Málaga;
- South Kensington Museum, London;
- Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK;
- Museum of Modern Art, Madrid;
- Palacio de la Diputación, Barcelona;
- Southport Museum;
- Sydney Museum, Australia;
- Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Granada;
- Museum of Art (Palacio de Bruselas);
- Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
- Watford Museum, Herts., England. | Official website:apperley-art.com.
George Owen Wynne Apperley è un artista nato nel 1884 in Ventnor, Isola di Wight, England e morto in Tangier in 1960.
Un pittore inglese dalla vita molto avventurosa.
Ha partecipato alla guerra in Spagna e forse proprio per quel soggiorno ci ha regalato immagini indimenticabili di splendide gitane.
Visse anche a Tangeri e in altre città' del mondo, ma nessuna ha lasciato tanto segno nelle sue opere come la Spagna. Pieni di colore e di splendide donne le sue opere.