WILLIS, JOHN

(d. 1836)

Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was a native of Wexford and nephew of Robert Titus Wyke, a drawing master and miniature painter, whose daughter married S. Catterson Smith, P.R.H.A. He was a pupil of his uncle from 1822 to 1827, and afterwards practised as an artist in his native county. In 1831 he painted a drop-scene showing a view of Ferry Carrig, for the new theatre opened in High Street, Wexford, in January, 1832. He died on 24th February, 1836, from the result of injuries received in a dispute at a race-meeting.

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