William Maliphant [##45049]

William was the son of John Maliphant [##44028] and Elizabeth, formerly Elizabeth Greenway [##44528].
He was born in Brynmawr, Breconshire in June 1862.
At some point his parents emigrated to Pennsylvania, America.
His father John died in America and Elizabeth and William re­turned to Britain and made their home in London.

In the 1881 they were living at 1 Station Road, Wood Green, Tottenham.
Elizabeth is a 39 year-old widow and is keeping a coffee shop.
William is 17 and a pupil to a draughtsman.
Ten years later William is 28, unmarried and his occupation is Artist Publishing and print­ing.
The censuses of 1901 and 1911 show William still living in Wood Green, with him is his aunt Jane Greenway, she is 74 and unmarried.
William died in St. Bartholomew’s Hospi­tal, London on April 27th 1932.
He is buried in Llanbedr, Breconshire.

Here are some images of the artist himself, kindly supplied by Nia Honeybun [##44030-48004]  

William in his studio
Promotional/publicity picture
Promotional/publicity picture

From : Book on Welsh Painter, Engravers and Sculptors.
Born at Brynmawr, South Wales in 1862.
His parents emigrated to America when he was two years old and his early boyhood was spent at Pennsylvania.
There he came into contact with a travelling portrait painter, who inspired him with a desire to be an artist.
At the age of thirteen he came to London, and was apprenticed to a draughtsman on wood, in order that he might draw for the engravers. He afterwards took to colour, and studied at the Westminster School of Art, under Frank Brown and M. Londau.
Mr. Maliphant’s first picture ‘The Kiss­ing Mom’ was hung at the Royal Academy in 1889.
He has since exhibited several oil and water colour pictures at the Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and the R.B.A. Pastoral scenes and landscapes from the Usk Valley have been his themes chiefly.
Sheep ‘Washing, Breconshire’, a ‘Mill on the Usk’ are among his most popular works.
A number of portraits have been painted by him, also illustrations by him have ap­peared in Sunday at Home, Boy’s Own Paper, Children’s Magazine, etc.

From : Royal Society of British Artists
3 Henrietta Villas, Winklefield Road, Wood Green. 1887/8 Evening Bells (we) £6. 6s. (194)
1888 An Orange Boy (Sketch) (we) £5.5S. (359) Sweet Pea (we) £6.6s. (432)

Images of some of his work