John James Wilson, RBA (1818-1875)
John James Wilson was born in Lambeth, London. He was the son of the well-known Scottish landscape and marine painter, John “Jock” Wilson. He exhibited similar works to his father's and from the same London address until 1847. Most were landscapes until 1849, and marines thereafter. He moved to Folkestone with his father in 1853. He was a prolific artist, exhibiting in excess of six hundred paintings during his working life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, and the Royal Hibernian Academy. A work by him is in the Sheffield AG collection. Many of his seascapes featured the English Channel.
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