He was the son of a hairdresser, received only the most elementary education and at first assisted his father in his craft. In the artistic arena prompted by his friendship with T. Dzhirtinom, later the founder of a new trend in British watercolor painting, which was to give him lessons in drawing and helped to gain access to a rich picture gallery Dr Monro. Despite to happiness, he could not stop smiling throughout the his life, in spite of which he acquired fame and destiny of material well-being, he was sullen, uncommunicative, encircled in a harsh, indifferent to everything but his art, was known as an eccentric, a misanthrope and miser. With one of his oddities were to disappear without telling anyone, from home and hide for a few days in a small dirty apartment in a remote part of London. In one of these absences, he died suddenly.
Watts, George Frederick ( ), English painter and sculptor, a master of mythological and allegorical paintings and portraits. Watts is one of the most exclusive and mysterious art of painters in the Victorian era. George Frederick Watts was born on February 23, 1817 in London, in an ordinary family. In his youth, Watts made the long trip to Italy to learn the secrets of paintings by old masters. Pictures of almost Watts were not known to the public prior to the first exhibition of his works in Grosvenor Gallery in Relatively late in his creative life began Watts sculpture and created a magnificent work, of which, unfortunately, not so much. Among them are busts "Kelita," "Daphne," by George Frederick Watts died July 1, 1904 in Compton.
John Constable was born on June 11, 1776 in the village of East Bergholt, in the south-east of England. His father owned several millers. For days the boy spent on his father's mill, located on the River Stor, and in his spare time drawing. In 1796, John began to take lessons from London artist John Thomas Smith. He helped Constable to prepare for admission to the Royal Academy, where he was admitted in In his works, Constable presents a bold and independent master of his perception of nature does not conform to the academic style of Constable iskusstva.Otlichitelnoy feature was embossed texture. He imposed a three-dimensional thick paint strokes. He clearly did not try to write the smallest details of the landscape. He used the colors that are most similar to this occurring in nature. Constable died on March 31, 1837.
Frederic Leighton was born on December 31, 1830 in Scarborough, who loved all his life. He was the son of a physician Frederick Septimus Leighton ( ) and his wife, Augusta Susan Nash. His grandfather on the paternal side was Sir James Boniface Leighton ( ), who was court physician of two Russian Emperors Alexander I and Nicholas I. With the cessation of medical practice of his father, the family went to Leighton's almost twenty-year journey through Europe with a long residence in various European cities and resorts. In 1851 the family returned to London, Leighton, where Frederic Leighton took part in the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, dedicated to the Victorian era. Throughout the 1870s, Layton continued to work tirelessly, and lived a very active life. January 1, 1896, it was announced that Sir Frederick Leighton was promoted to the barons and became known as Baron Leighton of Stretton. In his patent, the date is January 24, and in the afternoon on Saturday, January 25, he died.