Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

1802-1873 England/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Sir Edwin Henry Landseer was born in London in 1802. He began drawing as early as five years of age and received tuition from his father. His first exhibit was at the Royal Academy when he was twelve. He realized that putting almost human expressions on animals' faces appealed to people, making his paintings popular. He visited Scotland annually, painting at various locations, and he became a favourite of Queen Victoria. He was an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1826 and elected a Royal Academician in 1831. He accepted a knighthood in 1850 after refusing it in 1842. The only criticism of his works was that he focused more on being popular than on the state of natural artistry. His four Lions sculptures at Trafalgar Square are his most publicly admired works, and 'The Monarch of the Glen' his most famous painting. Landseer sadly suffered from mental illness during his last four years and was unable to work. His remains lie in Saint Paul's Cathedral.

 

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