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John Constable 11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837 Maria Klinova 10A 2011
English painter, one of the greatest British landscape artists
Biography John Constable was born in East Bergholt, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk His father was a wealthy corn merchant, owner of a mill John was expected to succeed his father in the business In 1799, Constable persuaded his father to let him pursue art By 1803, he was exhibiting paintings at the Royal Academy
Constable married his childhood friend Maria in October After the birth of her seventh child in January 1828, Maria fell ill and died of tuberculosis. John Constble was never financially successful and did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52 John Constable died on the night of the 31st March,1835 apparently from indigestion at the age of 61.
He painted landscapes, but it didnt brought him much money. In order to make ends meet, Constable took up portraiture, which he found dull workthough he made many fine portraits. In his lifetime Constable sold only twenty paintings in England, but in France he sold more than twenty in just a few years. Despite this, he refused to travel internationally to promote his work. He wrote to Francis Darby: "I would rather be a poor man [in England] than a rich man abroad
Hay Wain The Hay Wain is painted in oil on canvas. It depicts, as its central feature a horse pulling a hay wain or large farm cart across a river. The scene is set near a cottage, known by name in another Constable painting as Willy Lott's Cottage. The painting was voted the second best painting in any British gallery in a 2005 poll organised by the Today programme in September 2005.
was painted by John Constable one year after his wifes death. This painting was a personal statement of his emotions and his changing states of mind. Some symbolism in this painting includes: Grave marker: symbol of death Ash tree: symbol of life Church: symbol of faith and resurrection Rainbow: symbol of renewed optimism