The biography of George Wright (1860 - 1942)

George Wright (1860-1942) was a British painter of coaching and hunting scenes. He was the elder brother of Gilbert Scott Wright. Mainly a self taught artist, although it is thought he worked with his younger brother until 1925. During that time their combined work was frequently reproduced on calendars.

George Wright lived for some time in Rugby and Oxford before moving to Richmond in Surrey in 1929 and later he chose to retire to Seaford in Sussex, where he remained until his death in 1942.

He is known for painting superb horse portraits and very good action pictures, particularly of hunting and coaching. His highly accomplished action paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892 and at many other venues in the country.