Wesson, Edward: London River from Waterloo


A classic example of Edward Wesson’s distinctive and atmospheric style which he perfected in the 1950s, painting scenes along the Thames which in this case includes St Paul’s and the OXO Tower, a watercolour with pen and ink, signed and framed.

Artist: Edward Wesson, (1910-1983)

Title and date: London River from Waterloo, 1950s

Size: 13.5 x 21.5 cms.


Artist description:

Born in Blackheath and known for his simple yet elegant watercolours of coasts and rivers, Edward Wesson spent much of his life in Kent. During the Second World War, he was in Italy and Sicily, painting continuously.

Edward Wesson was largely self-taught and developed a distinctive style inspired by water, especially the moody blues and greys of the river Thames. He exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Alexander Gallery in Bristol held a major retrospective in 1999. He also produced commercial art designs, including artwork for greetings cards and travel posters of scenery for British Railways.