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LEAR, Edward (1812 - 1888), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEAR, Edward (1812 - 1888), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 12 May 1812, in Holloway (London); died 29 January 1888, in San Remo, Italy.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, writer. Landscapes, animals.

Orientalism.

[not available online] [not available online]Edward Lear was almost entirely self-taught at the start of his career. He was initially employed as an ornithological draughtsman, and provided the illustrations for The Family of Psittacidae

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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