Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

Doctor + Painter
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Born Jan 7, 1873

Christopher David Williams was a Welsh artist. He was born in Maesteg, Wales. His father Evan Williams intended him to be a doctor, but he disliked the idea. A visit to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, in 1892, where he spent some hours in front of Frederick Leighton's "Perseus and Andromeda," revealed a new world to him. He left the Gallery with a firm decision that he would be an artist. He studied first in Neath under Mr.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1873 Birth Born on January 7, 1873.

TEENAGE

1892 19 Years Old He was born in Maesteg, Wales. His father Evan Williams intended him to be a doctor, but he disliked the idea. A visit to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, in 1892, where he spent some hours in front of Frederick Leighton's "Perseus and Andromeda," revealed a new world to him. … Read More

TWENTIES

1902 29 Years Old In 1902, his "Paolo and Francesca" was hung in the Royal Academy and his portrait of his father in 1903. … Read More

THIRTIES

1910 37 Years Old His portrait of Sir Alfred Lyall exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1910 brought him an invitation from the Royal Society of British Artists to join their ranks and he exhibited 37 paintings in their Gallery over the next decade. … Read More
1911 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1911, he received a commission from King George V to work on a commemorative painting of the Investiture of Edward, Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1934 62 Years Old He had a great love for humanity and deep sympathy with the downtrodden and oppressed. Shortly before his death in 1934, he presented to the Salvation Army a large picture of the Thames Embankment scene at night which he called "Why?" … Read More
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