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Beatrice Parsons | Garden painter

Beatrice Emma Parsons (1870–1955) was a British painter and is best known for her watercolours of garden subjects. Parsons, along with George Samuel Elgood and Ernest Arthur Rowe, is considered one of the leading English painters of gardens.
Parsons was born in Peckham, South London, England in 1870.
She was sister to Karl Parsons, a stained-glass artist, who commemorated their family in a stained-glass window in St. Matthew's Church, Oxhey.
Parsons attended the Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls and studied at King's College London, before attending the Royal Academy Schools, where she won three prizes.


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Dod Procter | Morning, 1926 | Tate

In 1922, Dod Procter (British painter, 1890-1972) began to paint a series of simple, monumental portraits of young women that she knew.
Emphasising the fall of light across the figures, Proctor gave them a powerful presence.
This painting features Cissie Barnes, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a fisherman from Newlyn in Cornwall.
This village was home to Procter for most of her working life.
This painting was voted 'Picture of the Year' at the 1927 Summer Exhibition, a yearly show at the Royal Academy in London.
It was bought for the nation by the Daily Mail newspaper.
The popularity of the painting led to its being displayed in New York, followed by a tour of Britain.

Dod Procter | Morning, 1926 | Tate

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Sir Peter Lely | Study for a Portrait of a Woman, 1670

From: Metropolitan Museum of Art
This sketch provides a good example of Sir Peter Lely’s (Dutch-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1618-1680) working method, as one of the most successful portraitists in England in the second half of the seventeenth century.
Following the example of Van Dyck, Lely painted only the sitter’s head in his or her presence, sometimes laying in an outline for the pose and costume.


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Francis Sydney Muschamp | Pittore di genere

Francis Sydney Muschamp was an British painter, the son of the landscape painter, Francis Muschamp (active 1865-1881).
The family moved to London in 1865, the year that Muschamp Sr. began to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists.
The younger Muschamp began to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1870 and continued to exhibit his paintings at the major halls until 1903.


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Anna Airy | War artist

Anna Airy (6 June 1882 - 23 October 1964) was an British oil painter, pastel artist and etcher. She was one of the first women officially commissioned as a war artist and was recognised as one of the leading women artists of her generation.

Early life

Airy was born in Greenwich, London, the daughter of an engineer, Wilfrid Airy, and Anna née Listing, and the granddaughter of the Astronomer Royal George Biddell Airy.
Airy trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1899-1903, where she studied alongside William Orpen and Augustus John, and under Fred Brown, Henry Tonks and Philip Wilson Steer.


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Herbert Arnould Olivier (British, 1861-1952)

Herbert Arnould Olivier, R.I. was a British artist, best known for his portrait and landscape paintings. He was an uncle of Laurence Olivier.
Olivier was born in Battle, East Sussex, England, where his father Henry Arnould Olivier was a clergyman. His brothers were Henry (1850–1935), who had a military career, ending as a colonel; Sydney (the father of Noël and Daphne), who became Governor of Jamaica and later Secretary of State for India; and Gerard (1869-1939), a clergyman (the father of Laurence Olivier). He also had four sisters.
Olivier was educated between 1875-1877 at Sherborne School, a public school in Dorset and in 1922 gave his painting Easter Morn to the school.


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Joe Webb, 1976 | Pittore Surrealista

Joe Webb is a British visual artist, known for his enticing handmade mixed media collages.
He uses images from vintage magazines and posters to conjure surreal narratives that express both a comical and cynical take on the modern world.

Webb’s Handmade Collages

Webb worked as a commercial artist and graphic designer for several years. Tired of modern technology and its overwhelming potentials, Joe turned to collage, a technique he described as "more immediate and graphic than painting".
Webb’s elegant handmade collages are made of vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected during the years.


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Arthur Wasse | Genre painter

Arthur Cramer James Wasse (1854-1930) was born in Manchester in 1854, the son of John Angelo Wasse, a painter of miniature portraits. He started painting at an early age.
In 1875 Wasse was studying at the Manchester School of Art and, by the late 1870s, had exhibited work in London to good reviews.
He received several prizes when he was studying at the Munich school of painting.
After a short stint at the Royal Academy, Wasse returned to Munich, where he was entranced by southern Germany’s towns and landscapes and between 1875-1890 he travelled back and forth between Germany and England, running his own art school in London for a time.