George Owen Wynne Apperley

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George Owen Wynne Apperley


Born 1884 - Died 1960

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  • George Owen Wynne Apperley R.I. R.A.
  • Born 17th June, 1884 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England.
  • Died in Tangier, 10th September, 1960.
  • Educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst and at Uppingham School.
  • Studied art at Herkomer Academy, Bushey, Herts.
  • He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, 1904.
  • Mounted his first individual exhibition in London,1906.
  • Elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists in 1913.
  • Moved to Spain in 1916.
  • In 1932, during the Spanish civil war, he took up residence in Tangier.
  • In 1937 he received the Order of the Mehdavia ('Comendador de la Mehdavia').
  • In 1945 he was awarded the Order of Alfonso The Wise ('Encomienda de Alfonso X El Sabio') by the Spanish Government - an honour which no other British painter received during his lifetime.
  • In 1951 he was elected as a Distinguished Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Málaga, Spain.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bushey Museum, Herts., England
Museum of Málaga
South Kensington Museum, London
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Museum of Modern Art, Madrid
Palacio de la Diputación, Barcelona
Southport Museum
Sydney Museum, Australia
Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Granada
Museum of Art (Palacio de Bruselas)
Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Watford Museum, Herts., England

Our special thanks go to Henry Apperley, son of the artist, who has kindly allowed us to reprint this biography, and exhibit his father's works. To see more paintings by George Apperley, we refer you to his official website: