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Theodore Blake Wirgman, 1848-1925

Nationality: Swiss
Date of Birth: 1848.04.29
Place of Birth: Louvain
Date of Death: 1925.01.16
Place of Death: London


Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925), painter and etcher.


He studied at the Royal Academy schools and became a painter of history and genre subjects and portraits. He also worked as an illustrator for the Graphic.

He had a studio at 24 Dawson Place, London, W11, and in 1889 (when he was in contact with Whistler, was living at 24 Dawson Place. He was a member of The Arts Club (of which Whistler was a member) from 1892 until at least 1920.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.