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The Beach at Walberswick - Philip Wilson Steer - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

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The Beach at Walberswick - Philip Wilson Steer - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

Philip Wilson Steer OM  was a British painter of landscapes, seascapes plus portraits and figure studies. He was also an influential art teacher. His sea and landscape paintings made him a leading figure in the Impressionist movement in Britain.

As a painting tutor at the Slade School of Art for many years he influenced generations of young artists.

Walberswick is a village on the Suffolk coast. Coastal erosion and the shifting of the mouth of the River Blyth meant that the neighbouring town of Dunwich, 3 miles to the south, was lost as a port in the last years of the 13th century.

The name Walberswick is believed to derive from the Saxon Waldbert – probably a landowner – and "wyc" meaning shelter or harbour.

The village and surrounding beach and marshland have long attracted residents drawn from the arts, film and media. In the 1890s and 1900s the village became associated with Philip Wilson Steer and his circle of English Impressionists. It was home to the noted artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1914.


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