Ouless, Walter William

Date: 1848-1933

Walter William Ouless studied at the Royal Academy Schools between 1865 and 1869. He started his career as a history painter before successfully switching to portrait painting, on the advice of Sir John E. Millais.

Ouless’ sitters include Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy and Edward VII. He was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1877, as well as becoming a Academician in 1881.

The University Art Collection holds one portrait by Walter William Ouless.

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