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William Albert Clark

Epithet: Artist (1880-1963)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Born in Islington on the 3rd of January 1880 to Albert Clark and Harriet Jane, William Albert Clark joined a large family of animal painters. His birth certificate actually reads "Albert William" but he presumably went by his first name to avoid confusion with his father. Like his family, he specialised almost entirely in paintings of animals, most notably horses with the occassional dog or prize cattle portrait.

In 1900 he married Annie Louisa Sutton and lived comfortably in Islington, bearing three daughters by 1911 before moving to Tottenham. From his base in London, he travelled across Britain to do paintings commissions, his business card stating, 'Gentlemen waited upon in any part of the country'. He signed paintings as 'W.A. Clark' and often details of the animal depicted would be neatly printed printed on the front of the canvas. He is not known to have exhibited his work, but he was a member of the Royal Agricultural Society until his death in 1963.

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 1880

Date of death: 1963


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