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Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923)


Charles William Wyllie was a British painter of landscape and marinescape.
Born in London he was the son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931).
While his brother William established a strong reputation as a marine painter and etcher, Charles moved away from straightforward representations of the British coastline and developed an interest in painting allegorical and mythological subjects beside the sea.


He favoured compositions with a crowd of young women or water-nymphs dancing or running through the foreground and the ocean in the background.
He studied at Leigh's School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools.
Exhibited at the R.A. 1872-1920. Took up decorative painting in his later years. Died in London 28 July 1923.
His work are held in the collections of the National Maritime Museum and the Tate.











Charles William Wyllie è stato un pittore Britanico di paesaggi e paesaggi marini.
Nato il 18 febbraio 1853 a Londra era fratello del pittore William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931).
A differenza di suo fratello, Charles si allontanò dalle rappresentazioni dirette della costa britannica e sviluppò un interesse per la pittura di soggetti allegorici e mitologici in riva al mare.
Prediligeva composizioni con una folla di giovani donne o ninfe d'acqua che ballavano o correvano in primo piano e l'oceano sullo sfondo.
Ha studiato alla Leigh's School of Art ed alla Royal Academy Schools. Ha esposto alla R.A. 1872-1920.
Ha intrapreso la pittura decorativa nei suoi ultimi anni.
E' morto a Londra il 28 luglio 1923.