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GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS (English / 1817-1904)

The Pre-Raphaelite painter George Frederic (sometimes Frederick) Watts was one of the most fêted and successful artists of his day. Never one of the core members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, G. F. Watts is artistically much closer to the mainstream of continental Symbolism. His work can be compared to that of Fantin-Latour and Puvis de Chavannes. Born in London, Watts studied in the atelier of the sculptor William Behnes from the age of 10, before entering the Royal Academy Schools. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1837, becoming an Associate in 1867 and a full Academician in 1868. The Watts Gallery at the artists' former home of Limnerlease in Surrey is one of the most remarkable art galleries in Britain.

See also:

HENRI FANTIN-LATOUR
PIERRE-CÉCILE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES

Selected prints by GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS

L'Espérance (The
Audacity of Hope), 1898
Engraving
Fata Morgana, 1898
Lithograph
L'Amour et la Vie, 1898
Lithograph

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