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Benjamin Williams Leader RA (1831-1923)

Benjamin Williams Leader was a prolific and highly successful landscape artist. John Constable was said to have visited Benjamin’s father in Worcester when Benjamin was a boy. His name at that time was Benjamin Leader Williams, but when he arrived at the Academy School, there were three other Williams and he accordingly changed his name by deed poll to separate himself from the crowd; a very worldly move for an artist.

At the peak of his career, B W Leader’s work took landscape painting into the modern age without reference to Impressionism. His art was based on simplicity and a lack of pretension, which took huge talent to achieve, and which made him a favourite with the crowds at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.

Paintings for sale by Benjamin Williams Leader RA:

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