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Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) | Victorian painter

Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee PRA was an English🎨 Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes.
He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.

Dicksee's father, Thomas Dicksee, was a painter who taught Frank as well as his sister Margaret from a young age.
Dicksee enrolled in the Royal Academy in 1870 and achieved early success.
He was elected to the Academy in 1891 and became its President in 1924.
He was knighted in 1925, and named to the Royal Victorian Order by King George V in 1927.
In 1921 Dicksee exhibited at the first exhibition of the Society of Graphic Art in London.
Dicksee painted "The Funeral of a Viking🎨" (1893; Manchester Art Gallery), which was donated in 1928 by Arthur Burton in memory of his mother to the Corporation of Manchester.
Victorian critics gave it both positive and negative reviews, for its perfection as a showpiece and for its dramatic and somewhat staged setting, respectively.
The painting was used by Swedish Viking/Black metal band Bathory for the cover of their 1990 album, Hammerheart.
A book on Frank Dicksee's life and work with a full catalogue of his known paintings and drawings by Simon Toll was published by Antique Collector's Club in 2016. | © Wikipedia

Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee, PRA KCVO (Londra, 27 novembre 1853 - Londra, 17 ottobre 1928), è stato un pittore ed illustratore Britannico🎨, che divenne anche Presidente della Royal Academy.
Frank Bernard Dicksee nacque da una famiglia di artisti: il padre ed il fratello erano entrambi pittori. Dicksee è principalmente noto per i suoi soggetti a carattere storico e mitologico.
Sebbene non facesse parte della Confraternita dei Preraffaelliti, molti suoi lavori possono essere considerati come opere Preraffaellite.

Nel 1870 entrò alla Royal Academy of Arts ed ottenne i primi successi nazionali; nel 1891 entrò come membro della Royal Academy e nel 1924 ne divenne Presidente.
Nel 1925 fu fatto baronetto e re Giorgio V lo ammise nell'Ordine Reale Vittoriano.
Tre anni dopo, il 17 ottobre 1928, morì nella sua città natale, Londra, rimanendo comunque uno dei pittori più rappresentativi di quel tempo. | © Wikipedia