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John Laviers Wheatley (1892-1955), Painter, printmaker and teacher

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
John Laviers Wheatley was born at Avergavenny and studied art under Stanhope Forbes and Walter Sickert, as well as at the Slade School of Art. He joined the New English Art Club in 1917, and was an official war artist from 1918 to 1920. After the war he moved to South Africa, where he was Director of the National Gallery and a Professor at the University of Cape Town. He returned to England in 1937 and became Director of the City Art Galleries, Sheffield, and then Curator of the National Gallery of British Sports and Pastimes.

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4459

Edward Thomas

by John Laviers Wheatley
silverpoint, 1916
NPG 4459

4850

Sir Alec Martin

by John Laviers Wheatley
oil on canvas, 1920s
NPG 4850

5155

Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe (formerly Muff)

by John Laviers Wheatley
oil on canvas, exhibited 1956
NPG 5155

D6937

Edward Thomas

by John Laviers Wheatley
etching, 1916
NPG D6937