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Victorian painter and illustrator Frank Dicksee gets the full treatment, a history of his life and works with a catalog raisonné, many pictures previously unpublished. He was born with the first wave of Pre-Raphaelitism and he inherited the romantic spirit of the movement. If you like the work of fellow PRB members Waterhouse and Watts, this is your painter. Knights, beautiful ladies, mythology, in wonderfully detailed oil paintings. He became one of the most popular artists of the late 19th-century, painting in a sumptuous and dramatic style.
Dicksee's family was a veritable dynasty of artists but it is Frank who is best known and loved today for his Pre-Raphaelite inspired subjects. He enrolled in the Royal Academy in 1870 and quickly achieved success, elected to the Academy in 1891 and became President of the Royal Academy in 1924.
During 15 years of research, the author has located most of Dicksee's paintings and has written a full history of his life and works. He includes a catalog raisonnée and reproduces almost 300 pictures. From the same publisher as the outstanding William Bouguereau: His Life and Work.
Simon Toll graduated in 1997 from Warwick University where he studied Art History. His book Herbert Draper 1863-1920 A Life Study was published by the ACC in 2003. He is now Head of Victorian Pictures and Director at Sotheby's in London where he has worked for the last 14 years.
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Item Code FRADH Publisher Antique Collectors Club Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781851498314 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x12 # Pages 240pg Color Full Color