Arthur James Wetherall BURGESS

Arthur Burgess studied art in Sydney, Australia. In 1901 he settled in England where he continued his studies in St Ives, Cornwall, finally settling in London.

He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, London from 1904 and worked as an illustrator for The Graphic and the Illustrated London News. Burgess was appointed the official naval artist for the Commonwealth of Australia in 1918 and went on to become the art editor of Brassey’s Naval and Shipping Annual from 1922 to 1930.

Burgess specialised in maritime art, both during peacetime and war, and is noted for his paintings of naval and commercial shipping ranging from battleships at sea through to barges on the Thames. Examples of his work can be found at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and art galleries in New South Wales, Australia.

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Gender Male
Country of Birth Australia
Date of Death 1956