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Edward Poynter

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, PRA (20 March 1836 – 28 July 1919) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy. He was born in Paris on March 20, 1836; but soon afterwards his parents returned to London, and most of his boyhood was spent in Westminster, the family living first near Poets’ Corner, and afterwards in Queen Anne’s Gate. Delicate health  [ Read More ]

Frederick Sandys

Antonio Frederic Augustus Sands (1 May 1829 – 25 June 1904) was born in Norwich. His surname was Sands. He added the ’y’ later. Frederick Sandys was an English “Pre-Raphaelite” painter, illustrator and draughtsman, of the Victorian era. Biographical Information He was born in Norwich, England, and received his earliest lessons in art from his father, who was himself a painter. His early studies show that he had a natural  [ Read More ]

Charles William Mitchell

Charles William Mitchell (Born in 1854, died in 1903) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter from Newcastle.Charles William Mitchell was born in 1854. He had occupations including artist and painter. Charles William Mitchell was a English artist who was contemporary with John William Waterhouse. He produced this painting, his most famous, when he was thirty-one years old. A contemporary of John William Waterhouse, his work is similar in many ways. His  [ Read More ]

Edmund Blair Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects. E Blair Leighton was born September 21st, 1852, not 1853 which has been repeatedly misprinted throughout his life and after. He was the son of a promising young artist, Charles Blair Leighton and the former Caroline Boosey, who came from a long line of music publishers.  [ Read More ]

Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon was born in  1840 into a prosperous Jewish family in the City of London. He was the youngest  of eight children, of whom eldest brother Abraham and sister Rebecca were also  artists. Solomon would become the most famous of his artistic siblings,  befriending and working alongside Pre-Raphaelites Dante Gabriel Rossetti and  Edward Burne-Jones, fraternising with poet Algernon Swinburne, and exhibiting at  the Royal Academy and Dudley Gallery in  [ Read More ]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti is an English poet, painter and translator. He was born to a family of an Italian political immigrant Gabriel Rossetti, poet, scholar and revolutionary. There were three more children in the family: Maria (1827-76) who became an Anglican nun and author of a literary commentary A Shadow of Dante; William Michael (1829-1919), critic, civil servant and Pre-Raphaelite historian, and Christina Georgina (1830-94), English poet. The household  [ Read More ]

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georg

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Théodore Géricault

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Ivan Aivazovsky

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Franz Marc

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