War Of The Worlds by David Wilde

War Of The Worlds

David Wilde

Overall size:
49.0 x 39.0
Product code:
25824
Edition type:
Original
Media:
Oil

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War Of The Worlds
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War Of The Worlds
Oil
Overall size 490 x 390 mm
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Image Details

Title:
War Of The Worlds
Artist:
David Wilde
Product code:
25824
Media:
Oil
Copyright:
© The Watergate Street Gallery

The Artist: David Wilde

 David Wilde was born in Manchester in 1918 as Norman Shacklock.  He disliked his name and adopted the pseudonym David Wilde – David from his close friend David White and Wilde because that best described him.

 He studied at the Manchester College of Art. He was originally employed to draw the female anatomy for surgeons at the local hospitals and illustrated a medical textbook on birth.

Later, he illustrated a series of erotic books and short stories and was featured along side Picasso and Dali, exhibiting in Paris.

During the war he served as a draughtsman at the rank of Petty Officer and later became a freelance artist and designer for large national companies.

He worked for 9 years as senior technical artist at Carlton Press. During this time he became acquainted with Lowry and Peter Blake.

After a short illness David Wilde (Norman Shacklock) died in hospital in 1978. He left behind a fine body of work covering the industrial north, particularly Salford and Irlam, magnificent scenes of his beloved Wales, erotic drawings, poetry, and collages of his infatuation with Marilyn Monroe.

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