Richard Wilson artist Machynlleth, founder of the Royal Academy.
Founder of the Royal Academy. Widely recognised as the father of British Landscape painting. He also painted the pub sign 'We Three Loggerheads' near Mold!
Connection: Born, Machynlleth 1714, died Colomendy, 1782.
Lived somewhere near Mold and in London. Was inspiration to Turner and Constable.
Elihu Yale, Founder of academic institution.