Maurice Wade was born on 31 March 1917 and his birth was registered at Wolstanton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
Wade received his formal art training at the Burslem School of the Stoke-on-Trent College of Art and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, The Royal Society of British Artists, the Salford City Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent City Art Gallery and Keele University. He was a Gold medallist and exhibitor Hors Concours, Societe des Artistes Francais.
Maurice Wade ‘s work is in both public and private collections, including the British Government Art Collection.
“In answer to the question as to why I paint in the way I do, employing mostly a hard formalism with an emphasis on geometrical shapes and sombre toned colours, I would say that in this way I am best able to interpret the particular character of the situation. I insist that a work should have structural purpose and be strong in design and colour. I feel that man has no place in these pictures. It is sufficient if one can convey, over and above the evident stillness, the presence of a human sensibility, a real meaning, a glance other than that reflected in the water of the canal-scapes. I endeavour to produce a painting which will reveal a personal reality more realistic than the most exact reproduction and in some strange way the works exhibit a combined element of dream and actuality”
Student at St. Martin’s School of Art
Chelsea School of Art
Stoke-On-Trent College of Art
Gold medallist and exhibitor Hors Concours, Societe des Artistes Francais
Five exhibitions at the Thackeray Gallery, London 1970’s
The Woodstock Gallery, London, with WilliamTurner. 1962
The Societe des Artistes Francais
The Royal Academy
The Royal Society of British Artists
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters
The Industrial Painters Group
The Salford City Art Gallery
The Bradford City Art Gallery
The Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester, 1970’s & 80’s
The Ash Barn Gallery
City of London Guildhall