|Audubon, John James
||(1785 - 1851) Painter and
producer of the illustrated book Birds
1898) Controversial artist, famous for his black and white book
illustrations and erotica. Friend of Oscar
Wilde for whom he illustrated the play Salome
Artist and Poet
||(1833-1898) Pre-Raphaelite artist, although not
one of the original brotherhood. Born on Bennett's Hill, Birmingham.
Studied under Ruskin and Rossetti.
Fine examples of his work can be
seen in the stained glass at St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham.
Constable was born in East Bergholt House in Suffolk and took up his
career in spite of his corn merchant father’s disapproval of his
choice. The young Constable moved to London at the age of 23 and
joined the Royal Academy in 1799. Three years later he staged his first
exhibition there. One of his most famous paintings, the Hay Wain, was
exhibited in 1821 and the view of Salisbury Cathedral in 1823, but it
was not until 1829 that he was awarded full RA membership.
|Cotman, John Sell.
painter. Member of the Norwich School. Worked mainly in watercolour.
English oil painter
and watercolourist. Studied under Fuseli. Fond
of painting nudes.
||(1727 - 88) English artist. Mainly known
for portriats and landscapes. Works include The Blue Boy
|(1741-1825) The Nightmare
|(1697-1764) Artist and writer famous
for his satires and political cartoons. Among them was Gin Lane -
a print (1751) depicting the
excesses of gin and the debauchery and squalor it caused among the
- 1873) Artist
for his animal works. Among his best-known sculptures are the lions
at the foot of Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square, London.
|Millais, Sir John Everett
||(1829-96) English Pre-Raphaelite
painter. Among his works is "Bubbles"
English oil painter. Known as "Sloshua" by some of his
contemporaries because of his style.
|Robinson, Wm Heath
Eccentric illustrator, artist and writer. Best known for his bizarre
designs for overcomplicated contraptions.
||(1828 - 1896)
One of the
founders of the Pre-Raphaelite
||(1819 - 1900)
Artist, poet and philosopher, supporter of the Pre-Raphaelites.
|Van Gogh, Vincent.
- 1890) Self-taught
painter, born Groot Zundert, Netherlands, who worked as an
evangelist until the age of 27. Fought poverty, alcohol and insanity
most of his life and finally cut off part of his left ear in a fit of
depression. He died aged 37 when he shot himself. Among his works
are: The Potato Eaters (1885) Sunflowers (1888)
||(1734 - 97) (of Derby)
Artist. Famous for his use of light in paintings.