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No 366 John Linnell

“I then saw that elaborate drawing which is only to be acquired by drawing the naked figure was essential in everything – in trees and rocks as much as the figure itself” John Linnell, an English landscape and portrait painter and … Continue reading

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No 363 Julia Margaret Cameron

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” Julia Margaret Cameron,  a British photographer, became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. She was born … Continue reading

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No 356 Diego Velázquez

“I would rather be the first painter of common things than second in higher art.” Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the … Continue reading

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No 335 Thomas Gainsborough

“I wish you would recollect that Painting and Punctuality mix like Oil and Vinegar, and that Genius and regularity are utter Enemies and must be to the end of time.” Thomas Gainsborough, who was born on May 14, 1727.

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No 267 Joy Finzi

“I discovered the fascination of trying to catch a fleeting aspect and came to learn that everything is laid down in the face and often hidden in immobility.” Joyce Finzi, who drew this portrait of Ralph Vaughan Williams, was born … Continue reading

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No 217 John Singer Sargent

“You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.” John Singer Sargent, who was born on 12th January 1856  

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