William Thomas Wood was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1877. He studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic and in Italy. In 1900 he exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy where he later showed over 55 works. In 1918 Wood was appointed the British official war artist for the Balkans.
Wood lived most of his life in London, and exhibited frequently. His work was extremely popular during his lifetime and he had a number of one-man shows at the Leicester Galleries. He was elected an Associate to the Royal Watercolor Society in 1913, and became a full member in 1918. He was Vice President of the R.W.S. from 1923-1926 and became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (R.O.I.) in 1927. He died on June 2nd 1958.
Works by William T. Wood can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the museums in Hull, Leeds, Manchester and Perth.
The present painting "Late Summer Roses" is an oil on board measuring 15"x 13". It is signed and has the title on an old label on the back. It is framed giving an overall size of 20"x 18".