Friday, December 27, 2013

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn

The Nymph

The Thames at Chelsea, England, circa 1924-1930

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (also sometimes spelt 'Wilfried'), RA (1870-1951) was an Impressionist British painter, elected to the Royal Academy in 1932.
Wilfried von Glehn (he changed his name in May 1917) was born in Sydenham in south-east London. After schooling at Brighton College with his brother Louis, he studied art at the South Kensington School of Art, and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was then hired by Edwin Austin Abbey and John Singer Sargent to assist them on their Boston Public Library mural project at Morgan Hall (c.1890–1893).
de Glehn would exhibit his own work first in Rome in 1894 and then in Paris in 1895; he was also elected an Associetaire of the Société des Artistes Français. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1896.