Norman Wilkinson, 1878-1971, marine painter.
Norman's greatest love was painting, his subjects
were seascape and landscape in both oil and
His early career as an illustrator for the Illustrated
London News enabled him to develop his talents as
both artist and entrepreneur.
Norman made a notable contribution to WW1 with the
invention and development of Dazzle Painting, a form
of ship camouflage.
During WW2 he painted a record of the major sea battles
and presented the series of 54 paintings to the Nation.
They are kept at the National Maritime Museum.
Norman's commercial work included the production
of many illustrated books and he initiated a revival
in poster painting for LMS Railways.
His works are held in both public and private