Old Hartlepool - John Wilson Carmichael - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W
Old Hartlepool - John Wilson Carmichael - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W
James Wilson Carmichael, also known as John Carmichael was an English marine painter.
He went to sea at an early age, and spent three years on board. After completing his apprenticeship, he devoted all his spare time to art, and eventually gave up the carpentry business, setting himself up as a drawing-master and miniature painter.
In 1855, during the Crimean War he was sent to the Baltic to make drawings for the Illustrated London News. His painting of the bombardment of Sveaborg, which he witnessed during this assignment, was exhibited at the Royal Academy.
His daughter Annie married William Luson Thomas a successful artist who, exasperated by the treatment of artists by The Illustrated London News, founded in 1869 The Graphic newspaper which had immense influence within the art world.