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William Washington

Full name: William Washington
Gender: Male
Born: 1885 in Marple, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: July 18, 1956 in Norwood, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


British artist William Washington taught at several London art schools, finally becoming acting Principal at Hammersmith School of Art. He was a master engraver, painter, silversmith and calligrapher. His son, Robert Johnson Washington, became a highly regarded ceramist. In 2014 the Washington Foundation UK was established with the aim of supporting emerging artists to develop their skills.

William Washington was only the third artist to become a Master of one of the great City of London companies – the Saddlers. His best known work was regarded as The Donkey Ride which contained a portrait of his wife and daughter. He was known as a keen fisherman.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC The Cricket Bat Maker (Engraving)
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