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Walter Ernest Webster (1877-1959)

Walter Ernest Webster was a British painter and illustrator. Winning a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art he then studied for five years at the Royal Academy Schools where he won several silver medals. Webster exhibited widely at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Paris Salon (awarded several medals, including gold in 1931) He specialised in painting portraits of young women in a soft, fluid style, sometimes described as having an eighteenth century flavour. He was elected a member of both the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 1920 and of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) in 1921. In 1937 he was elected Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Webster's work can be seen in many public collections in the UK including The Walker Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, the Wellcome Collection, and the Government Art Collection (a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II).