William Henry Margetson RI (December 1861 – 2 January 1940) was an English painter and illustrator, mainly known for his aesthetic portraits of women.Margetson was born at Camberwell in Surrey. He studied at Dulwich College, and later at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1885 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy, and later also at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Grosvenor Gallery.
Margetson painted in oils and watercolours. He made his name with portraits of beautiful women,. He also created religious and allegorical artwork. Later he would use a looser brushstyle inspired by the post-impressionists and the pre-raphaelites.
He lived and worked first in London and later in Blewbury and Wallingford. He died in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, in 1940, at the age of 78. More on William Henry Margetson
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