Steer, Philip Wilson (1860-1942) by Scholes, Robert
Philip Wilson Steer (1860 – 1942) He was born in Birkenhead in 1860. Educated at the Gloucester School of Art and in Paris (1882-84), he returned to England in 1885 where he became a teacher at the Slade Art School. A founder member of the New English Art Club, he made his reputation as a landscape painter.During the WWI, he was recruited by Lord Beaverbrook, the Minister of Information, to paint pictures of the Royal Navy. After the war Steer returned to the Slade Art School until his retirement in 1930.