The Richard Wilson Online catalogue raisonné has been compiled by Dr Paul Spencer-Longhurst (Senior Research Fellow) with the collaboration of Professor David Solkin (Curator of the exhibition, Richard Wilson: The Landscape of Reaction, 1982-83) and Kate Lowry (formerly Chief Conservator at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff), with the assistance of Maisoon Rehani and Peter Thomas.
Richard Wilson Online is the outcome of intensive ongoing research undertaken since 2009 to re-establish Richard Wilson's (1713/14-1782) status and redefine his output in celebration of the tercentenary of his birth. The website is launched as a work-in-progress designed to provide an up-to-date and freely accessible record of Wilson's autograph paintings and works on paper. It complements and extends the public interest in and academic focus on his achievements stimulated by the exhibition, Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting, on show at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA, and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff in 2014.
About the author
Paul Spencer-Longhurst was Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre between 2009 and 2015, during which time he compiled a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and drawings of Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782). Paul began his career as Official Lecturer at the National Gallery, London, before moving to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, where he held the successive positions of Assistant to the Director, Lecturer, Curator and Lecturer of Fine Art, and finally Senior Curator and Senior Lecturer.