Charles Mayes Wigg

Charles Mayes Wigg was born in Nottingham, England on 13 January 1889 and died at Eastbourne on 2 March 1969, was an English artist.

The eldest son of Mayes Wigg, a bank manager, and Agnes Wigg. He grew up at Watton and Cromer in Norfolk and was educated at Gresham’s School. In 1911, he arrived at the Norwich School of Art and later studied with Frank Spenlove-Spenlove at his Yellow Door School of Art in Beckenham, Kent.

During the First World War, Wigg served with the British Army and saw active service at Gaza. In 1916, he was invalided out of the army with severe leg injuries, and was left with a disability for the rest of his life.

Returning to his career as an artist and illustrator, he subsequently found life afloat easier than life on land and for many years lived and painted in a house- boat on the Norfolk Broads. He also had studios at The Thatched House, Brundall, and at Rose Cottage, Barton Turf.

Wigg was a landscape artist working mostly in watercolours. The Norfolk coast and scenery of the Broads gave him the subjects for his work. His etchings were mostly of boats. He exhibited regularly at the Norwich Art Circle, at the Royal Academy in 1915 and also with the British Water-colour Society.

Following his marriage in 1952, Wigg’s painting output declined, and he died at St Mary’s Hospital, Eastbourne, on 2 March 1969.

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