7 Results for tag: English

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was closely involved in the ... More

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part III

Turner left a small fortune which he hoped would be used to support what he called "decayed artists". Part of the money went to the Royal Academy of Arts, which does not now use it for this purpose, though occasionally it awards students the Turner Medal. His collection of finished paintings was bequeathed to the British ... More

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part II

Turner placed human beings in many of his paintings to indicate his affection for humanity on the one hand (note the frequent scenes of people drinking and merry-making or working in the foreground), but its vulnerability and vulgarity amid the 'sublime' nature of the world on the other hand. 'Sublime' here means awe-inspiring, ... More

Lamorna Birch (1869-1955)

Samuel John Lamorna Birch was an English artist in oils and watercolors. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the nickname "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, who was an artist also working in the area at that time. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ... More

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part I

Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, England. His father, William Gay Turner (27 January 1738 – 7 August 1829), was a barber and wig maker. His mother, Mary Marshall, became increasingly mentally unstable, perhaps, in part, due to the early death of Turner's younger sister, Helen Turner, in 1786. She ... More

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

John Atkinson Grimshaw is a remarkable painter with less fame, than he should be, for several reasons: little is known of his life, he worked mainly in the north of England, most of his paintings are in private collections and he was unfashionably versatile yet he became one of the worlds artist. (adsbygoogle = ... More

Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009)

Donald Hamilton Fraser is famous abstract landscape painter. As an adolescent, Fraser attended the Maidenhead Grammar School in Berkshire, England. In the late 1940s, he worked at the Sunday Times as an editorial trainee while completing his National Service. From 1949–52, Fraser trained at London's Saint Martin's ... More