Rex Wailes Collection. An Artistic Consultant

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 February

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Drawings, paintings & photography


    Scope & contentLast month’s piece revealed some technical correspondence in Rex’s collection with engineers, millwrights and iron founders.

    As he was the Technical Consultant to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), these were largely to be expected. More intriguing are the relationships he built with artists and photographers and these will form the theme of the next few articles.

    In 1949 he was approached by Karl Wood (1888-1958), an established artist, for advice on his plans to publish a book capturing in paint all the windmills in Britain... Read more.


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