Painters (18 pages found in this category)


Antoine Wiertz

Belgian Romantic painter and sculptor. His output, featuring such macabre scenes as violent suicide and premature burial has persuaded some critics to consider it the work of a madman.

Emily Ford

Emily Susan Ford (1850–1930), artist and campaigner for women’s rights, was born into a Quaker family in Leeds. She trained as an artist at the Slade School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy.

Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse

English artist, specialist in flower painting; her husband was fellow artist John William Waterhouse

Frederic Leighton

English painter, knighted in 1878.

George Tutill

Artist and entrepreneur who started a business at the age of 20, manufacturing banners and regalia.

Isabella Waterhouse

English portrait painter; mother of John William Waterhouse

James Sharples

Blacksmith and self-taught artist whose major work, The Forge, was completed in 1847.

John Henry Mole

English artist (1814–1886) who became a professional miniature painter in 1835, later focusing on landscapes and portraits of children.

John Simmons, artist

English painter recognised as a specialist in painting female fairies, frequently nude.

John William Waterhouse

English artist known primarily for his depictions of women set in scenes from myth, legend or poetry. He is the best known of that group of artists who from the 1880s revived the literary themes favoured by the Pre-Raphaelites.