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abstract art

abstract art  

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A term which can generally be applied to any non-representational art (most decorative art, for example), but which is more specifically used, from the early 20th century onwards, to describe ...
academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
academy

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The philosophical school of Plato; Akadēmeia was the name of the garden where Plato originally taught, named after the hero Akadēmos.
Albert Moore

Albert Moore  

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(b York, 4 Sept. 1841; d London, 25 Sept. 1893).English painter, son of a portrait painter, William Moore (1790–1851). His early works were in a Pre-Raphaelite vein, but in ...
amateur

amateur  

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Of French origin, ‘amateur’ originally denoted a lover of art and, by implication, often a collector. French sale catalogues of the 18th century were frequently of the collections of ‘un grand ...
American art

American art  

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1. PaintingArt in the United States begins with the native Americans. Their carvings, rock paintings, and weaving represent a cultural heritage rooted in religion, tribal ritual, and magic. This ...
Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann  

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(b Chur, 30 Oct. 1741; d Rome, 5 Nov. 1807).Swiss painter, active mainly in Italy and England. From an early age she travelled with her father, the painter Joseph ...
Anthony Green

Anthony Green  

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(b London, 30 Sept. 1939).British painter. He specializes in scenes from his own middle-class domestic life portrayed with loving attention to detail and an engaging sense of whimsy. Often he uses ...
art education

art education  

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Despite historical changes in the nature of artists' work, how they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and experience appropriate to professional practice has remained surprisingly constant. ...
Arthur Hughes

Arthur Hughes  

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(b London, 27 Jan. 1832; d Kew, Surrey [now in Greater London], 22 Dec. 1915).English painter and illustrator. In the 1850s he was one of the most distinguished of the Pre-Raphaelite sympathizers, ...
Atkinson Grimshaw

Atkinson Grimshaw  

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(b Leeds, 6 Sept. 1836; d Leeds, 31 Oct. 1893).English painter. He specialized in a distinctive type of nocturnal townscape, usually featuring gaslights and wet streets, and Whistler said of him, ‘I ...
Augustus Earle

Augustus Earle  

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(1793–1838),Anglo-American painter of landscape, portrait, and genre scenes. Probably the first freelance artist to tour the world [see painting, 27 and exploration, 37].Earle exhibited at the Royal ...
Augustus Egg

Augustus Egg  

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(b London, 2 May 1816; d Algiers, 26 Mar. 1863).English painter. He painted historical, anecdotal, and literary themes (he was a friend of Dickens and a talented actor), and under the influence of ...
Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  

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(1804–81),first earl of Beaconsfield, politician, prime minister, novelist, eldest son of I. D'israeli. He was to attempt an ambitious variety of literary forms before he settled on the novel. His ...
Benjamin Robert Haydon

Benjamin Robert Haydon  

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(1786–1846).A historical painter, born in Plymouth, the son of a painter and publisher, Haydon is now chiefly remembered for his Autobiography and Memoirs, published in 1853.
Benjamin West

Benjamin West  

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(b Springfield [now Swarthmore], nr. Philadelphia, 10 Oct. 1738; d London, 11 Mar. 1820).American history and portrait painter who spent almost all his career in England. After early success as a ...
Bernard Dunstan

Bernard Dunstan  

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(1920– )British painter, born in Teddington, Middlesex. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, 1939, and the Slade School, 1939–41. His work is ‘mostly to do with figures in interiors: nudes ...
C. R. Leslie

C. R. Leslie  

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(b London, 19 Oct. 1794; d London, 5 May 1859).British painter and writer on art of American parentage. In his day he was well known for his paintings of ...
Carel Weight

Carel Weight  

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(b London, 10 Sept. 1908; d London, 13 Aug. 1997).British painter. In the Second World War he served with the Royal Engineers and Army Education Corps and was appointed ...
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe  

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(1901–79) English wildlife artist noted particularly for his renderings of the birds of Britain, and of other animals depicted in their natural habitat.His illustrations to some of the Ladybird ...

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