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F.J. Widgery was the son of William Widgery (1822-
His large output and long life meant that his pictures are quite common, particularly in the West of England. He has always been a popular artist, but some of his later work is somewhat repetitive. His style is however very distinctive and his evocation of the misty scenery of Dartmoor is particularly good. He even has a number of imitators, such as R.D.Sherrin (see elsewhere on this web site for an example of his work).
The picture on the left of Cut Hill, Dartmoor shows a typical moorland scene by the artist. His work was exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters of Watercolours and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
His work appears in several books including "A Vision of Dartmoor -
The picture below of Widemouth Bay, Bude is one of his larger, and probably later, works.
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