Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA

Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA

Maurice Canning Wilks was a landscape and portrait painter born in Belfast and his father was a linen designer. He was educated at Malone Public School and then at Belfast College of Art. When Wilks was only nineteen, he exhibited for the first time at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and then went on to exhibit his work in London, Montreal, Boston and Toronto, many of which were solo exhibitions. Later on in his life he was elected an associate member of the RHA and a full member of the Royal Ulster Academy.

 

Wilks was very much inspired by the work of James Humbert Craig and his own portrait of Craig is in Bangor Town Hall.

 

Maurice’s subject matter is all over Ireland but he was particularly keen on Donegal and the West of Ireland. However, he was also a very successful portrait painter who flourished in commissioned portraits.  Towards the later years of his life, Wilks had a studio in Dublin, which inspired him to paint many everyday scenes of Dublin. His belief was, ‘hard work and regular hours’. Today we can see his artwork in the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and many others. 

Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA - Unsold artworks for sale

There are currently 5 unsold artwork(s) that are open to offers

Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA - Auction results

There have been 380 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 87 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 87 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £5,200
  • Lot 134 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 134 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £5,000
  • Lot 129 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 129 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £5,000
  • Lot 243 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 243 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £4,800
  • PEACEFUL MORNING, ROUNDSTONE by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    PEACEFUL MORNING, ROUNDSTONE Sale Date: 05 June 2014 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: H 24" x W 30"
    Result: £4,250
  • Lot 143 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 143 Sale Date: 09 December 2009
    Result: £4,200
  • Lot 154 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 154 Sale Date: 01 December 2010
    Result: £3,900
  • Lot 145 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 145 Sale Date: 03 December 2008
    Result: £3,800
  • Lot 83 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 83 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £3,800
  • Lot 114 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 114 Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £3,600
  • Lot 108 by Maurice Canning  Wilks ARHA RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 108 Sale Date: 03 June 2009
    Result: £3,400