Biographies of the artists
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833 – 1898) was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters.
Frederick Stuart Church (1842–1924) was an American artist, working mainly as an illustrator and especially known for his (often allegorical) depiction of animals.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 – 1875) was a French landscape painter. He was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century.
Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917) was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. He is especially identified with the subject of the dance.
Herbert James Draper (1863 – 1920) was an English Classicist painter.
Luis Ricardo Falero (1851 – 1896) was a Spanish painter. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings.
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.
Edward Robert Hughes (1851 – 1914) is a well known English painter who worked in a style influenced by Pre-Raphaelitism and Aestheticism.
Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the naturalism and realism movements.
Samuel Palmer (1805 – 1881) was an English landscape painter, etcher and printmaker. He was also a prolific writer. Palmer was a key figure in English Romanticism and produced visionary pastoral paintings.
Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821 – 1901) was a Scottish artist. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects.
Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896) was a Polish painter and draughtsman.
Philipp Otto Runge (1777 – 1810) was a Romantic German painter and draughtsman. He made a late start to his career and died young, nonetheless he is considered among the best German Romantic painters.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 – 1841) was a Prussian architect, city planner, and painter who also designed furniture and stage sets. Schinkel was one of the most prominent architects of Germany and designed both neoclassical and neogothic buildings.
Józef Szermentowski (1833 – 1876 ) was a Polish painter.
Émile Vernon (1872-1919) is a french academic painter. He studied with William Bouguereau.
Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 – 1873) was a German painter and lithographer, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century.
Mihály Zichy (1827 – 1906) was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist.