Oil on Canvas

Canvas size:
23.622 x 19.685 inches (60×50 cm)


Circa 1930


Liverpool Academy of Arts

William Charles Penn was a painter and influential teacher at Liverpool School of Art, 1911-post World War II. He was born in London and studied at Lambeth and City and Guilds Schools of Art from 1895, winning medals and a scholarship to Royal Academy Schools, 1900-05.

He subsequently studied at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1908 and the following year in the Netherlands and Belgium. As well as being a member of Sandon Studios Society and Liverpool Academy, he belonged to the Royal Society of Oil Painters from 1908 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters from 1952. He also exhibited with the RA for many years, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and in Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions.

Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool holds several examples.