Born and raised in Liverpool, artist William Thomas Rawlinson found his love of woodcut engraving early on in his career, and it became a defining part of his style.
The exhibition is free and held until 18 December, 12noon-5pm.
As a schoolteacher Rawlinson led an everyday life, but his artworks gained him international renown. He won awards from many of the exhibitions he presented at, as well as being appointed as an official war artist during World War II.
His use of scenes from his life as inspiration along with his highly detailed depictions, make his work a glimpse into the memories and moments that made up his life. In this way, this exhibition curates his work rather like a ‘photo album’ into aspects of his life, exploring how the themes of nostalgia and nature along with the aesthetic of his style combine to make his art so engaging.
Thanks to a donation made by his wife upon the artist’s death, Williamson Gallery have an amazing selection of limited edition prints which they are delighted to showcase in this exhibition.