Terrick Williams, RI RA PRA (1860-1936)
A British painter who was a member of the Royal Academy. During his lifetime, Williams became one of the most successful painters in London.
Born on 20 July 1860 in Liverpool, England, the son of a businessman, Terrick Williams was educated at Kings College School, London. He was expected to continue in the family business, however his determination to become an artist saw him move to Europe and study under Charles Verlat in Antwerp. He later attended the Académie Julian, and studied under Benjamin Constant, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury in Paris.
Williams focused on landscape and marine subjects in oil, pastel and watercolour. He traveled extensively, and his impressionistic, luminous paintings sought the transient effects of light and reflections in Venice, St. Tropez, Paris, Brittany and St. Ives.
He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1904. His work was regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1891. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (A.R.A.) on 18 November 1924, a Royal Academician (R.A.) on 14 February 1933, and a Senior R.A. on 1 January 1936. In 1933 he was also elected President of the RI. He died on his birthday in 1936 aged 76. A memorial exhibition was held at the Fine Art Society in 1937.