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11/06/21

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Lord Frederic Leighton | Victorian-era painter

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, also called Sir Frederic Leighton, Baronet (born Dec. 3, 1830, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Eng.-died Jan. 25, 1896, London), academic painter of immense prestige in his own time.
After an education in many European cities, he went to Rome in 1852, where his social talents won him the friendship of (among others) the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, the French novelist George Sand, and the English poet Robert Browning.
Leighton’s painting Cimabue’s Madonna, shown at the Royal Academy’s exhibition in 1855, was bought by Queen Victoria.


09/06/21

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Carlton Alfred Smith (1853-1946) | Genre painter

Carlton Alfred Smith, RBA RI ROI was a British watercolourist, oil painter and genre artist who often made images of cottage interiors showing domestic life and figures in cottage interiors in a romantic manner towards the end of the nineteenth century.
He was the son of a steel engraver and spent some of his early years being educated in France. The artist also studied at the Slade School of Art, winning gold and silver medals.
He became one of the most technically accomplished watercolorists of the late Victorian period. With Charles Edward Wilson (fl. 1890-1930) he moved from London to join the artistic community founded by Myles Birket Foster Allingham (1848-1926) in the towns or villages surrounding Witley in Surrey.


25/05/21

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Sir George Clausen RA (1852-1944)

Landscape and mural painter in oil and watercolour, etcher, mezzotinter and occasional lithographer.
Born April 1852 in London, son of a Danish interior decorator.
1867-73 apprenticed in the drawing office of Messrs Trollope - a London firm of decorators - attending evening classes at the National Art Training Schools, South Kensington, London.
Worked in the studio of Edwin Long, classical painter (1829-91), visited Holland and Belgium in 1878.


19/05/21

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Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923)

Charles William Wyllie was a British painter of landscape and marinescape.
Born in London he was the son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931).
While his brother William established a strong reputation as a marine painter and etcher, Charles moved away from straightforward representations of the British coastline and developed an interest in painting allegorical and mythological subjects beside the sea.


03/05/21

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Ken Howard OBE RA, 1932 | Impressionist painter


Ken Howard OBE RA is an British artist and painter. He was President of the New English Art Club from 1998-2003.

Life and art

Ken Howard was born in London. He studied at the Hornsey College of Art (1949-53) and the Royal College of Art (1955-58). In 1958 he won a British Council Scholarship to Florence.
He spent his National Service in the Royal Marines (1953-55). In 1973 and 1978 he was the Official War Artist to Northern Ireland, and 1973-80 worked in various locations, including Hong Kong, Cyprus and Canada with the British Army.
In 1983 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA).

01/05/21

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Thomas Seddon (1821-1856) | Pre-Raphaelite painter

Thomas Seddon was an British landscape painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who painted colourful and highly detailed scenes of Brittany, Egypt and Jerusalem.
Seddon was born in Aldersgate Street in the City of London, the son of a well-known cabinet-maker of the same name.
He was educated at a school conducted on the Pestalozzian system by the Rev. Joseph Barron at Stanmore, and then worked for his father until 1841, when he was sent to Paris to study ornamental art.


29/04/21

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Garnet Ruskin Wolseley (1884-1967)

Garnet Ruskin Wolseley was a British landscape, figure and portrait painter. Born in London in 1884 he trained at the Bushey School of Painting winning a scholarship to Slade School of Fine Art.
He moved to Newlyn, Cornwall, in 1908 and became good friends with Harold and Laura Knight, the latter influencing his early work.
He painted mostly landscapes around Newlyn and the Lamorna Valley exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy.


28/04/21

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Anthony Hopkins | Let go the people who are not prepared to love you / Lascia andare le persone che non sono pronte ad amarti..

Let go the people who are not prepared to love you. This is the hardest thing you will have to do in your life and it will also be the most important thing. Stop having hard conversations with people who don't want change.

Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence. I know your instinct is to do everything to earn the appreciation of those around you, but it's a boost that steals your time, energy, mental and physical health.

Marc Chagall | La Promenade, 1917