Norman Wilkinson CBE RI (24 November 1878-30 may 1971) was a British artist who usually worked in oils, watercolors and pencil. He was primarily a marine artist, but also an Illustrator, poster artist, and military camouflage artist.
Wilkinson was born in Cambridge , England, and attended school in the school Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and in the Choir school of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. His early art education took place around Portsmouth and Cornwall , as well as at the Sitesy School of art, where he was later also a teacher. He also studied with the landscape painter Louis Grier. At the age of 21, he studied academic painting in Paris, but by then was already interested in marine subjects.