Will Roberts

A Welsh expressionist painter, Will Roberts was born in 1907 in Denbighshire. His family moved to Neath in 1918 and he went to study art at Swansea Art School. Will found a lot of inspiration from his local community, painting domestic scenes of family life and industry workers, and was also influenced by fellow artist Josef Herman who he met in 1945. He exhibited throughout the UK and in leading London galleries, and was one of the original members of the arts group ’56 Group Wales’, set up to raise the profile of modern Welsh Art. He died in March 2000, aged 92.