Born in 1877 in Ipswich, Soffock, died on 02.06.1958. Recognized primarily as a landscape and flower painter. He received his formal art education at the Regent Street Polytechnic School and in Italy. In 1900, at the age of 23, he exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy entitled Summer Heat. From 1900– 47 he exhibited more than 55 works at the Royal Academy. In 1918 Wood was appointed the British official war artist for the Balkan front stationed in Macedonia. He painted battles from the Thessaloniki and Dojran Lake fronts. Several of his paintings from his Macedonian period can be found in the collection of the Imperial War Museum in London, UK.
Wood lived most of his life in London and exhibited frequently. His work was extremely popular during his lifetime. He was elected an Associate to the Royal Watercolor Society in 1913, and became a full member in 1918. Largely as a result of his war experience, A.J. Mann hired Wood in 1920 to illustrate the book “The Salonika Front”. He served as Vice President of the Royal Watercolor Socuiety from 1923-1926 and became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1927. Works by William T. Wood may be seen in the Imperial War Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the museums in Hull, Leeds, Manchester and Perth.