Artist

Cecil H.A. Willett

Storm over Berkshire... no not a weather forecast just the title of this Museum Highlight reflecting the season we have been experiencing. [Highlighted: Mar 2019]

Storm over Berkshire
by Cecil H.A. Willett (1899–1962)

Oil
Date: 1956

RGA member: 1955–1962

Reading Museum Accession Number
REDMG : 1956.58.1

This oil painting by Cecil H.A. Willett was exhibited at the Reading Guild of Artists Twenty-sixth Annual Exhibition Municipal Art Gallery May 5 – June 2, 1956.

Cecil Harold Alva Willett LRIBA was know as 'the Borough Architect', reported by the Reading Chronicle as having joined the staff of the Reading Borough Council in 1925, and retiring in 1961, shortly before his death in 1962. Cecil Willett lived in Tilehurst, however not much more is known about the artist except that he was described as 'one who had been extremely helpful on the RGA Council in the late 1950s' where he was the convener of the House Committee at the Everyman Theatre where the RGA hired a room.

The artist signs his work with just the initial W.

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