The Gypsy Girl

Watercolour, signed upper left
Image size: 14 1/4 x 10 inches (36.2 x 25.4cm)
Original gilt frame

The Forbes Collection

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This picture was part of The Forbes Collection at the Palais Mendoub, Tangiers, Morocco.

Wainwright trained at the Birmingham School of Art under the headship of Edward R. Taylor, and started his career as an apprentice at the stained-glass firm Hardman & Co.

In 1879, Wainwright founded the Birmingham Art Circle with four other artists including Walter Langley.

Wainwright was associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) for 50 years until his death in 1931. During that time he achieved a number of ‘firsts’ being one of the first Associate members in 1881, the first President chosen from the ranks of the membership in 1927, and the first to have a solo exhibition of his works in 1928.