TERRICK JOHN WILLIAMS
A fine oil on canvas painting by the English painter Terrick John Williams (1860-1936) of a Moroccan street scene.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in good quality giltwood frame with the original slips and a later Arts and Crafts outer frame.
Signature: Lower right and dated 1903. Also inscribed on rear of canvas.
Provenance: UK Private Collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition with no visible re-touching.
Measurements: Painting measures 66 x 41cm and the overall frame 87 x 62cm.
Biography: John Terrick Williams RA RI ROI (20 July 1860 – 20 July 1936), better known as Terrick Williams was a British painter who was a member of the Royal Academy. During his lifetime, Williams became one of the most successful painters in London.
Williams was born in Liverpool, England, the son of a businessman. He was educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, London and was expected by his father to continue in the family business. However, his determination to become an artist saw him abandon his business career and move to Europe in 1885 and study under Charles Verlat in Antwerp and later at the Académie Julian and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury in Paris.
After his student days in Paris, he moved to St. Ives in 1890 where he lived, between there and his London home in West Kensington, until his death. Williams was a medallist at the Paris Salon in 1908 (3rd class), and 1911 (2nd class), and also won a 2nd class medal in Barcelona of the same year. He exhibited, not only in Europe, but also at the Carnegie Institute in Philadelphia.
Williams focussed on landscape and marine subjects and painted in oil, pastel and watercolour. He travelled extensively and his impressionistic, luminous paintings sought the transient effects of light and reflections in Venice, St. Tropez, Paris, Brittany and St. Ives.
He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1904. His work was regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1891. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (A.R.A.) on 18 November 1924, a Royal Academician (R.A.) on 14 February 1933, and a Senior R.A. on 1 January 1936. In 1933 he was also elected President of the RI.
He died at the Joe Park Nursing Home in Plymouth on his birthday in 1936. After his death a memorial exhibition was held at the Fine Art Society in 1937. Thirty-three of his works are in public collections in the UK.