Edmund Morison Wimperis
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Edmund Morrison Wimperis (1835 – 1900)
English wood-engraver and watercolour painter. About 1851, Edmund was apprenticed to a wood engraver, Mason Jackson, for seven years. He also trained under Myles Birket Foster. From about 1863, he worked for the publisher Joseph Cundall and for the Illustrated London News. Later in his life he started to paint and sketch with Thomas Collier.
When aged about 38 he became a professional landscape watercolourist and member of the Society of British Artists. In 1874, he joined the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and went on to become one of its foremost members, being elected Vice-President in 1895.
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