Artwork by William H. Webb,  Bow Lake Study

William H. Webb
Bow Lake Study

acrylic on canvas
signed lower left; signed twice, titled and dated 1998 on the reverse
16 x 18 ins ( 40.6 x 45.7 cms )

Sold for $767.00
Sale date: June 26th 2019

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William H. Webb

William H. Webb was born and raised in England. In the early part of his career, he studied to become a teacher, at the Padgate College of Education, University of Manchester from 1960 to 1963, where he was an art major, specializing in painting, sculpture and printmaking. During this period Webb participated in group exhibitions at the Avgarde Gallery in Manchester and was chosen to enter his works in the Northern Colleges Exhibition in 1963.

Webb later took position as an art teacher in Birmingham and Newton-le-Willows. In 1968, he emigrated to Canada, teaching art in Fort McMurray and Castor, Alberta before commencing a new position in educational administration. In 1985, he was promoted to the position of Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of the Wainwright School Division until 1990, after reaching the pinnacle of his career in education, he retired early to devote his time to becoming a professional artist.

One of Webb’s larger works, entitled “Alberta Evening, The Battle River Valley” was accepted into the Official State Collection of Canada. It was declared as having “outstanding significance and national importance” by the Canadian Government Cultural Property Export Review Board. This painting is now hanging in the Parliament building, Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.