William T Rawlinson: 1912-1993

About This Project

As we reopen, in Gallery Five we present an exhibition of prints by William T Rawlinson.

Born and raised in Liverpool, artist William Thomas Rawlinson found his love of woodcut engraving early on in his career, becoming a defining part of his style. As a schoolteacher, Rawlinson led and everyday life, but his artworks gained him international renown, awards from many of the exhibitions he presented at, as well as being appointed as an official war artist during World War II.


His use of scenes from his life as inspiration along with his highly detailed depictions, make his work a glimpse into the memories and moments that made up his life. In this way, this exhibition curates his work rather like a ‘photo album’ into aspects of his life, exploring how the themes of nostalgia and nature along with the aesthetic of his style combine to make his art so engaging.

Thanks to a donation made by his wife upon the artist’s death, we have an amazing selection of limited edition prints which we are delighted to showcase in this exhibition.

The Williamson will be open from Wednesday 9th June with the limited hours of Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm. Exhibitions at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are always free to enter. Further visiting & accessibility information can be found here.
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Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral