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Adrian Bury, 1893-1991
Connection to Wilson
Biographical Details
Adrian Bury, artist, writer and poet, was born Albert Buhrer in London, the son of a sculptor and bronze caster and nephew of the sculptor, Alfred Gilbert. In 1914, he studied at the Académie Julian and Atelier Colarossi in Paris. He began work as a freelance writer and cartoonist, with the Sunday Pictorial in 1920. He exhibited mainly landscapes at the Chelsea Arts Club, Royal Academy (1937-1963), Leger Galleries and Royal Watercolour Society, whose Club's annual volume he edited for some years. As well as publishing his own poetry he wrote books on artists, including Francis Towne and Alfred Gilbert. In 1947 he published an innovative monograph on Wilson: Richard Wilson, R.A.: The Grand Classic (see Bury 1947).
Significant institutions
Chelsea Arts Club
Royal Academy
Leger Galleries
Royal Watercolour Society