Philip John Ouless 1817 - 1885

born in:
Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

Philip John Ouless (1817–1885), marine painter; father of Walter William Ouless (1848-1933). His parents emigrated from Coutances, Normandy to escape the French Revolution and Philip was born in St Helier in 1817. He studied painting in Paris but returned to St Helier where he established himself as a marine, landscape and portrait painter. He received numerous commissions from ship owners and masters, benefiting from the nineteenth century boom in shipbuilding.