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Arthur Burgess

Full name: Arthur James Wetherall Burgess
Gender: Male
Born: January 6, 1879 in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 16, 1957 in Hampstead, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

A well known naval artist and former art editor of Brassey’s Naval and Shipping Annual in the 1920s, Arthur Burgess was born and educated in New South Wales before moving to England in 1901 when he studied at St Ives, Cornwall, under the watchful eyes of Julius Olsson and Algernon Talmage. He spent time studying his subject matter at the Royal Dockyards and over the years he captured some famous shops on canvas including the Ark Royal, Royal Yacht Britannia, Mauritania and a Sunderland Flying Boat, amongst others. His love of boats saw him paint yachts, warships, working ships and even barges. One of his most highly acclaimed works was the watercolour “Crossing the Bar” which depicts a steam ship making passage between reefs.

A member of the Royal Instution (RI) and Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Burgess exhibited at the Royal Academy many times and his work also went on show in Paris and in his native Australia. He was also commissioned to provide artwork for various newspapers and magazines and was at one time the official naval artist of the Australian Commonwealth and in 1913 was commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to paint the Australian Fleet as it entered Sydney Harbour.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Champs de ski Pontresina

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Spring
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Skiing down the Bernina Pass
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