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John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1849
Place of Birth: Rome
Date of Death: 1917
Place of Death: London

Identity:

John William Waterhouse was a genre, historical and biblical painter. He studied with his father, a painter and at the Royal Academy Schools.

Life:

He developed a style which though it initially owed much to Alma Tadema, evolved into in a late Pre-Raphaelite romanticism. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1874 and at the Society of British Artists, Grosvenor Gallery and New Gallery amongst others.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Wood, Christopher, The Dictionary of Victorian Artists, 2nd ed., revised, Woodbridge, 1978.