7500+ artists, their works, museums, movements, countries, time periods, media,
Born on 21 February 1830: Henry
Wallis, English Pre-Raphaelite
painter who died in December 1916.
Wallis studied at the Royal Academy Schools of Art, and also at Gleyre's
studio and the Beaux Arts in Paris between 1840-50. He was a prolific painter
and in later years painted in Italy, Sicily and Egypt. His most famous work
is The Death of Chatterton, which portrays the death of the 17
year old poet Thomas Chatterton, who committed suicide by taking arsenic.
Chatterton was a brilliant young poet, influencing Keats and Wordsworth,
who called him 'the Marvellous Boy'. The model for the dead poet was George
Meredith, then aged about 28. Two years later Meredith's wife eloped with
Wallis. Wallis painted the picture in the actual attic in Gray's Inn where
Death of Chatterton (1856, 61x91cm) _ The painting was exhibited with
the following quotation from Marlowe: 'Cut is the branch that might have
grown full straight And burned is Apollo's laurel bough.'
Died on a 21 February:
1921 Karl Wilhelm Anton Seiler, German artist born on 03 August
1911 Isidro Nonelly Monturiol, Spanish artist
born on 30 November 1911. [Did he hate a woman named Nelly? all women named
1894 Gustave Caillebote, French artist born on 19 August 1848.
[Did he sail a guy boat?]
1862 John Woodhouse Audubon, US artist born
on 30 November 1812. LINKS
Not to be confused with John
James Audubon [1785-1851] the famous painter of birds.
1838 Charles Thévenin, French artist born on 12 July 1764.
1766 José Galván, Spanish artist born on 19 June
1665 Michel Dorigny, French artist born in 1617.
Born on a 21 February:
1882 Jean-Théodore Jean Dupas, French Art
Deco designer who died in 1964. LINKS
1865 Grace Carpenter Hudson, US painter who died in 1937.
Bunting (1894) The
Seed Conjurer (1896) Joseppa
1815 Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, French artist who died on
31 January 1891.
1745 Joseph-Laurent Malaine (or Malines, Mallache), French artist
who died on 05 May 1809. [Je ne trouve pas de Malaine dans l'internet, ni de Moncoton,
Monlin, Monnylon, Talaine , Toncoton, Tonlin, Tonnylon, Salaine , Soncoton, Sonlin,
1686 Frans Xaver Hendrik Verbeeck, Flemish artist who died on
28 May 1755.
1630 Cornelis Droogsloot (or Droochslott), Dutch artist who died
1627 Philips-Ausgustyn Immenraet, Flemish painter who died on
25 September 1679. The
Wolf Hunt Similar subject by other artists: Alexandre-François
Desportes : The
Wolf Hunt Rubens
and Fox Hunt (1620) Jacques-Raymond
Brascassat : Dogs
attacking a Wolf
1575 Marten Pepyn (or Pepin), Flemish artist who died in 1642.