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Maurice Canning Wilks (1910-1984)

Maurice Canning Wilks was an Irish landscape painter born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1910 to a linen designer. He initially attended evening classes at the Belfast College of Art but was awarded the Dunville Scholarship allowing him to become a day pupil. He went on to exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dublin where he would become an associate member and, later in his career, was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy (RUA).


After college, Wilks lived in Cushendun, a small coastal village in North Antrim. Wilks took inspiration from James Humbert Craig (who owned a cottage in Cushendun) and his early landscapes were mainly of the Irish northern and western counties including Antrim, Donegal, and Kerry. He exhibited in Ireland and internationally in London, Boston, Montreal and Toronto. In his later years he maintained a summer studio at Sutton where he painted many scenes of the area including Dublin Bay.


Maurice Canning Wilks works are in public collections throughout the world including the Ulster Museum, Armagh County Museum, the Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum, the Office of Public Works in Dublin and the Limerick City Art Gallery.

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