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BLAKE, William (1757 - 1827), Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BLAKE, William (1757 - 1827), Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic leaning from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par's Academy in the Strand.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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