Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Tilney, sending a photograph of his picture Liverpool Water Trout, which had been exhibited at the R.A. the previous year. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches. Highgate, 15 February 1947. Norman Wilkinson (1878 – 1971), British artist who usually worked in oils, watercolours and drypoint. He was primarily a marine painter, but he was also an illustrator, poster artist, and wartime camoufleur. During World War I, Wilkinson was the first to propose the use of disruptive coloration in naval camouflage, for which he coined the well-known term “dazzle painting” or dazzle camouflage.