BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

William Ridgway Wilson (Colonel)

July 24 1862 - February 21 1957

Island Arts & Crafts Society


Wilson was born in Hong Gow, China, and went to England c1860s. He arrived in Victoria in 1887, trained as an architect. He exhibited with the Island Arts & Crafts Society from 1911 to 1915, listed as an Architect.

At the beginning of World War One he formed a partnership with A.R. Hennell and went into the army full time.


Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1911 Oct. 5 - 7 IACS Alexandra Club   2nd Annual Design for Drill Hall (with W. Middleton)

References

BRITISH COLUMBIA DIRECTORIES

BUILDING THE WEST - Early Architects of British Columbia
      2003; Edited by Donald Luxton, numerous contributing authors and researchers
      Talonbooks, ISBN 0-88922-474-9
      560 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white, some colour
      Biographies of over 400 architects and firms; extensive bibliography

Clippings

" ... The principal artists belonging to those associations are ... W. Wilson, landscape painter - his works exhibited in Glasgow and Edinburgh ..."
      ARTS & SCIENCES, History of British Columbia
      Published 1894 by William Briggs, Toronto, Ontario.


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