Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA, Oil on Canvas – Landscape Connemara


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Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA
1910 – 1984

Landscape Connemara
Oil on Canvas
Canvas: 78 x 42 cm
Frame: 94 x 58 cm

Maurice Canning Wilks was born in Belfast in 1910 to a linen designer. He became a student at the Belfast School of Art, exhibiting for the first time at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, at age nineteen, later exhibiting in London, Boston, Montreal and Toronto. He became a full member of the Royal Ulster Academy and an Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. His work is housed in the Ulster Museum and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, among others. A painter of Irish landscapes, he favoured the West Coast, including Connemara and its scenic Twelve Pins as represented here.