George Adolphus Storey was a portrait and genre painter and illustrator.
Storey was born in London, educated in Paris and was a pupil of both J.M. Leigh and J.L. Dulong. He established himself in North London and exhibited at the RA from 1852, becoming an ARA in 1875, Professor of Perspective at the RA in 1900 and a RA in 1914. Storey was a member of the Arts Club from 1874-95 and also exhibited at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street and the New Watercolour Society. The Pre-Raphaelites influenced Storey during his time at the RA schools, which he entered in 1854, but he later produced more traditional genre works.
Storey published his autobiography in 1899, containing important information about the St John's Wood clique, of which he was a member until he moved to Hampstead.
Storey moved in the same artistic circles as JW, with whom he was well acquainted.
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