Artist Recognition: Walter Ernest Webster

British artist Walter Ernest Webster (1878-1959) :

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information on this painter, except for what’s stated above. If any of you know, please do share.🙂

Update: Thanks to Yelena

“British watercolorist who worked primarily as an illustrator for both American and British magazines. The Ladies Home Journal, The Sketch, the Illustrated London news etc. He specialized in romantic subect matter (ie pierrots, harlequins, musical interludes, drawing room scenes, historical romance, occasional flights of fantasy etc. etc.)His work was very lyrical in both subect and execution and his watercolors were similar in many ways to the work of his contemporary Gordon Nicoll. Both shared similar tastes.Many prints were made of his work in his lifetime and they fetch on the whole modest prices. I have some and am seeking original work by him (watercolors mainly) if anyone has one for sale. . The $4500.00 must have been for an oil as none of his prints would sell anyway near that level and most can be had for under $50.00. I never knew him to do etchings but he might have done a few.I may write an article on Webster in the future. He was married for a time to the children’s book illustrator Susan Pearse who is better known today than he is and who died relatively recently”

Posted on November 14, 2012, in Art and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. http://antiquesandthearts.com/forumresponse.asp?var=892&var2=8 – There are some facts about him: ” British watercolorist who worked primarily as an illustrator for both American and British magazines. The Ladies Home Journal, The Sketch, the Illustrated London news etc. He specialized in romantic subect matter (ie pierrots, harlequins, musical interludes, drawing room scenes, historical romance, occasional flights of fantasy etc. etc.)His work was very lyrical in both subect and execution and his watercolors were similar in many ways to the work of his contemporary Gordon Nicoll. Both shared similar tastes.Many prints were made of his work in his lifetime and they fetch on the whole modest prices. I have some and am seeking original work by him (watercolors mainly) if anyone has one for sale. . The $4500.00 must have been for an oil as none of his prints would sell anyway near that level and most can be had for under $50.00. I never knew him to do etchings but he might have done a few.I may write an article on Webster in the future. He was married for a time to the children’s book illustrator Susan Pearse who is better known today than he is and who died relatively recently”

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