Brailsford, Henry Noel

Henry Noel Brailsford (1873 –1958), Monastery St. Naum, 1904, photography

Henry Noel Brailsford (25 December 1873 – 23 March 1958) was the most prolific British left-wing journalist of the first half of the 20th century. A founding member of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage in 1907, he resigned from his job at The Daily News in 1909 when it supported the force-feeding of suffragettes […]

Wright. S

It is impossible to identify the artist more precisely. There is an old auction record from the Auction House Moore Allen & Innocent, UK about a lot (number 341) of two watercolors of an artist signed “S.Wright” and fully entitled as: “Macedonian peasant, Uscub” and “Greek Comitadji Mt. Parnassus 1917” both signed and dated 1921. […]

Woodville Caton Richard


Born on 7th January 1856 in London, died on 17th August 1927 in London. Richard Caton Woodville is regarded as one of the most famous war and battlefield painters in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was a son of an American painter of the same name who had settled in London in […]

Wood Thomas William


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 […]

Whymper Edward


Born on 27th April 1840 in London, died on 16th September 1911 in France, Edward Whymper was an English illustrator, mountain climber and world explorer. He is best known for his first ascent on the Matterhorn peak in 1865, where four members of his crew were killed while his expedition was descending back. The incident […]

Weight Carel


Born in Paddington, Londоn in 1908, He studied at Hammersmith School of Art, Paddington School of Art, and served as an official War Artist during the Second World War before teaching at the Royal College of Art in the 1950’s. He was awarded a CBE in 1962 and an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh University in […]

Walker Adelaide Mary


Mary Adelaide Walker was a British traveller. Her brother was the British chaplain in Istanbul during the 1850’s. She must have arrived in Istanbul soon after the Crimean war, around 1856, and stayed in the East for approximately forty years. While in the Ottoman capital, she met Lady Hornby, known for her chronicle “Constantinople during […]

Trangmar Frank Charles


British etcher and watercolorist. Member of the British Watercolor Society. Trangmar studied at Brighton School of Art and then the Royal College of Art. He became an art teacher and later Headmaster of Salisbury School of Art, the Principle of Ealing School of Arts and Crafts, living in Cambourne Avenue, London. He exhibited between 1927 […]

Stewart A.J.


Illustrator for the reputable magazine “The Graphic”. Was present at the Thessaloniki front. His illustrations:” On the Road to Nigrita” (Aegean Macedonia), “The Mahmudly Pass: A stiff Turn”, and “A halt on the road to Nigrita” have been published in The Graphic magazine on December 22, 1917.

Spenser Gilbert


Younger brother of Sir. Stanley Spencer, born on 04.08.1892 in Cookham, Berkshire, died on 14.01.1979. Studied art at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, the Royal College of Art (wood carving) 1911-12, and the Slade School of Fine Art 1913-15. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps initially […]