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Centenary Publication

To commemorate our centenary the Society is producing a book mapping its history and celebrating the lives and works of its alumni.  The book will feature the important relationships developed over the years between the Society, the Art School, the Art Gallery and the influential position of Wolverhampton in the national art scene.

We hope that this centenary publication will highlight our shared heritage with the Wolverhampton community and reveal the scope of achievements of our artists and alumni both nationally and internationally.

Detail of Flight by R J Emerson

Detail of Flight by R J Emerson

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Detail of Golden Youth R J Emerson

Detail of Golden Youth R J Emerson

Douglas Morris Harris Statue

Douglas Morris Harris Statue

Many prominent artists of the last century who lived locally belonged to Wolverhampton Society of Artists. They contributed a great deal to both the local and national art scene and we plan to highlight the work of as many as we can including:

  • Sir Charles Wheeler
  • Muriel Wheeler
  • R J Emerson
  • Dorette Outlaw
  • Mary Gibson
  • Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones
  • Reginald St. Clair Marston
  • Rose Gwyneth Cobden Holt
  • Florence Whittle
  • Sidney Causer
  • Anthony Twentyman
  • Richard Twentyman
  • Alfred Egerton Cooper
  • Annesley Tittensor
  • George Phoenix
  • Edwin Butler Bayliss
  • Cecil Brown
  • Eve Gregory
  • V Hayward
  • Percy Shakespeare
  • Geoffrey Hampton Deeley

To research this book we have been studying our archives; reading the minutes of meetings and looking through the collected ephemera to piece together the story of our Society.

Minutes to Consider the Outbreak of War

Minutes to Consider the Outbreak of War

London Bank of England by Sir Charles Wheeler

London Bank of England by Sir Charles Wheeler

Emerson as a Teacher and Percy Shakespeare’s Death 1943

Emerson as a Teacher and Percy Shakespeare’s Death 1943

Self Portrait Dorette Outlaw

Self Portrait Dorette Outlaw

If you have information about prominent alumni of Wolverhampton Society of Artists who you feel should be included in this publication please email secretary@wolverhamptonsocietyofartists.co.uk

To find out more about the history of Wolverhampton Society of Artists please visit our Heritage Page.

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