Wilmer, John Riley (1883-1941)

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Wilmer was the son of a Falmouth chemist and studied at Falmouth School of Art and with Charles Napier Hemy. He was also advised by Henry Scott Tuke and specialised in historical, religious and theatrical subjects, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy. A fine triptych painted by him is in the Warrior Chapel of King Charles The Martyr church, Falmouth.

He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and his illustration of Arwenack House may be seen in Old Falmouth by Susan Gay (published 1903).

Wilmer seems to have lived his life based at Falmouth and is buried in Falmouth cemetery.