George Wright

George Wright was a British painter best known for his equestrian and hunting scenes. Born into a family of five children in 1860, Wright grew up to become one of the two successful artists in their family. Throughout his career, George Wright and his brother, Gilbert Wright, would corroborate their paintings to create calendars of the equestrian and sporting genre.

In the early 1900’s, Wright moved around England finally settling in Oxford in 1908. He worked under commission for Grand Central Galleries in New York and Ackermanns in the U.K., a leading publisher of prints at that time. In 1929, he settled in Richmond, Surrey with his two children and wife and remained there until his retirement in 1939. George Wright passed away in 1942 in Seaford, Sussex.