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John Laviers, Portrait painter, genre, and etcher. Wheatley was born at Avergavenny and studied art under Stanhope Forbes, Walter Sickert and at the Slade School of Art (1912-13) where he became an assistant teacher from 1920-25. He served in the Artists' Rifles and as official War Artist 1918–20. John joined the New English Art Club in 1917. After the war he moved to South Africa, where he was Art Director of the National Gallery and a Professor at the University of Cape Town. He returned to England in 1937 and became Art Director of the City Art Galleries, Sheffield, and then Curator of the National Gallery of British Sports and Pastimes. His first exhibition was at the Grosvenor Galleries, then the New English Art Club, Newlyn, Penzanance, Cooling & Sons Gallery, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Goupil Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Leicester Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Academy (43), Royal Society of Painters – Etchers and Engravers, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and others.
|Height||30.00 inch||(76.20 cm)|
|Width||40.00 inch||(101.60 cm)|
|External Height||40.00 inch||(101.60 cm)|
|External Width||50.00 inch||(127.00 cm)|
Mitchell Studio Gallery
258 Station Road