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Houses in the Snow

Theodore Major
circa 1950

Wigan scene by local artist Theodore Major.   Major is known for the great empathy he had with nature, his surroundings and the subjects of his paintings.

Theodore Major was born in Wigan in 1908 and died in 1999. He left school at 13 to work in a tailor’s shop, but began to develop an interest in art and decided to attend art school.

He lived in Appley Bridge near Wigan in two houses overflowing with works of art. Major was a controversial figure during his lifetime, well known for refusing to sell his work and his anti-establishment views.