Wilson, Richard

Wilson, Richard,

1713?–1782, British landscape painter, b. Wales. He studied in London and achieved success as a portrait painter, but after a visit to Italy (c.1750–1756) he devoted himself to landscape in the classical tradition of Claude Lorrain. The exhibition of Wilson's Niobe in 1760 won him acclaim, and he was made a member and later librarian of the Royal Academy. His work did not become generally popular until after his death. Although his Italian landscapes did not depart from the classical tradition of picturesque Roman ruins and recumbent nymphs, his work shows considerable originality and breadth of treatment, especially in his many fine paintings of English country houses. He exerted a strong influence on subsequent landscape painting in England. On Hounslow Heath (National Gall., London) and Afternoon and Lake Nemi (both: Metropolitan Mus.) are well-known examples of his work.

Wilson, Richard

(1926–  ) physicist; born in London, England. He came to the U.S.A. in 1950 to be a research associate at Rochester (1950–51) and Stanford (1951–52) while concurrently teaching at Christ Church, Oxford (1948–53). He joined Harvard in 1955. A specialist in both elementary particles and environmental physics, he was an outspoken advocate of the need for atomic power.
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CAST: Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Lydia Wilson, Richard Goulding, Margot Leicester, Anthony Calf, Adam James
The theater greats from the West that he looks up to are Jerzy Grotowsky, Bertolt Brecht, Antonin Artaud, Robert Wilson, Richard Foreman, Peter Brook and William Shakespeare.
Meanwhile, the report further said that Lewis, who shot 65 in the tournament to follow his opening 64 and reach 15 under par, is one shot ahead of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands, with English quartet Tommy Fleetwood, Mark Foster, Oliver Wilson, Richard McEvoy and South African Hennie Otto sharing third with Uihlein.
Behind them both is Betty Wilson, Richard's older sister, just going in the door of the house.
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BACK ROW (left to right): Jamie Helleur, James Fitzpatrick, Dan Frazier, Richard Mayhew, Mark Wilson, Richard Boyle, Darren Fearn, Michael Tait, Will Welch, Rikki Sheriffe, George McGuigan, Joe Robinson.
WELL DONE: Elland captain Geoff Firth, flanked by Veterans Association president Frank Greenwood (left) and Andrew Tyas, of sponsors Armitage Garden Centres, is pictured with his winning Elland team (from left) Ken Atkinson, Barry Nicholl, Tony Wilson, Richard Allcock, Roger Stopford, John Jessop, Viv Smith, Eric Cole and Patrick Helliwell
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Some of the athletes representing Coventry in the British Transplant Games are (top, front row, from left), Grace Newman, Zainab Khan, Sarah Lewis, team manager, Jean Wilson, Richard Mills, Teresa White, (back row, from left), John Maguire, Elizabeth Minty, Kate Balfour, Eric McCalla, Michael Mar, Terry Monnington, chair of the local organising.