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POTTER, Beatrix (1866 - 1943), Illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
POTTER, Beatrix (1866 - 1943), Illustrator

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British, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 28 July 1866, in South Kensington (London); died 22 December 1943, in Sawrey (Cumbria).


Beatrix Potter was the daughter of Rupert Potter, a renowned amateur photographer. Her family mixed with artists, including John Everett Millais. She taught herself illustration. In 1905 she bought Hill Top Farm at Sawrey in the Lake District, and the adjoining Castle Farm in 1909;

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