The Wapping Group of Artists - Est 1939
Bert Wright


Bert Wright has been a practising artist for many years. He sold his first painting at the age of 16 in 1946 and since then has had a career in art covering many aspects of that profession. His early works were mainly architectural paintings a number of which were hung in The Royal Academy.

He then embarked on a broader career as an illustrator and designer providing paintings and exhibitions for a number of large authorities.

These included the New Towns Authority and the Atomic Energy Authority.

Following a period of managing a studio of illustrators, exhibition designers and photographers he moved into the field of television and eventually became General Manager of the Scenery Group at the BBC.

In 1980 he decided to go back to his original career as a full time artist and since then he has been a successful artist working in both watercolours and oils. His main interest is in marine, landscape and city subjects. He enjoys painting outdoors and attempts to complete a painting in one sitting if possible.

He is Past President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists; Past President of the Wapping Group of Artists and Past President of the Ealing Art Group, a member of the Chelsea Art Group and has been Governor of the Federation of British Artists.

Over the years Bert has travelled and painted in many countries including the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and America. In the Middle East he for a number of years been undertook commissions for the Sultanate of Oman.

Bert has been painting in America for the past 30 years and has an association with a number of galleries in the States. His travels in that country have included both coastlines from Mexico to Canada and the Florida Quays to Maine. In all of these travels Bert was accompanied by and greatly assisted by his wife Marjorie who very sadly passed away following a long illness.

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