John Wheatley (Biographical details)

John Wheatley (printmaker; British; Male; 1892 - 1955)

Also known as

Wheatley, John


Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, teacher and curator. Born Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, son of Sir Zacheriah Wheatley, J.P (1888-1920). Studied under Stanhope Forbes and Walter Sickert and at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1912-13. In WWI served in the Artists' Rifles and was an official war artist 1918-20.Taught at the Slade School, 1920-25. Michaelis Professor of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 1925-37 and Director of the National Gallery of South Africa. Director of Sheffield City Art Galleries, 1938-47, and during WWII commissioned to paint war portraits. 1948-50 curator of the National Gallery of Sports and Pastimes. First exhibition with Muithead Bone (q.v.) at the Grosvenor Galleries, 1922. Also showed at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Leicester Galleries, Cooling Gallery and the Rpyal Hiberian Academy.His work is held by the Tate Gallery, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and galleries in South Africa. Was married to the painter and sculptor, Grace Wheatley (q.v.). Lived in London.


Charnot, Farr & Butlin: 'The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture', London 1964