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English illustrator and painter William Margetson (1861 – 1940) was based in London. He is best remembered for his aesthetic women’s portraits. He also made allegorical and religious works. Margetson studied at the South Kensington Schools and the Royal Academy Schools after studying at Dulwich College. In 1885 he exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time and later at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists, and at the Grosvenor Gallery. Margetson painted in watercolor and oil. He became a member of the Royal Institute in 1909. Initially he worked at a university, Victorian style and made a name as a portraitist of beautiful women. Later, influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and post-impressionism, he used a more freehand brushwork. His women portraits often had a modern touch hats and short hairstyles. His art was mainly influenced by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. His painting of a portrait of Tennyson Alfred currently hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Sea Hath its Pearls, in particular is his most successful work. It is a classic decorative which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1897, now it is in possession of the "Art Gallery of New South Wales" in Australia. Today, the framed William Margetson art are highly priced by many collectors because they are in high demand due to their historical background. Margetson was married to artist Helen Hatton. He met his wife during a joint illustration assignment. He also worked a lot as a book illustrator. His art has found its way into many buildings all over the world.
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Framed Sea Hath Its Pearls
Sea Hath Its Pearls
by William Morgetson
34" x 33"
 
Price: $272.99
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