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Anna Atkins, The ArtistsPortrait of Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins

Electric blue: the first photographic book

1799 – 1871
Aubrey Beardsley, The ArtistsPortrait of Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

"If I am not grotesque I am nothing"

1872 – 1898
Augustus Osborne Lamplough, The Artists

Augustus Osborne Lamplough

The poetry of sand and sun

1877 – 1930
Austin Osman Spare, The ArtistsPortrait of Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare

1886 – 1956
Barbara Hepworth, The ArtistsPortrait of Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

The ovoid and its penetration

1903 – 1975
Charles Darwin, The ArtistsPortrait of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The art of seeing

1809 – 1882
Clare Atwood, The ArtistsPortrait of Clare Atwood

Clare Atwood

1866 – 1962
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The ArtistsPortrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Querulous poet founds art movement

1828 – 1882
David Hockney, The ArtistsPortrait of David Hockney

David Hockney

Eadweard Muybridge, The ArtistsPortrait of Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge

A brilliant murderer studies motion

1830 – 1904
Edward Burne-Jones, The ArtistsPortrait of Edward Burne-Jones

Edward Burne-Jones

A return to stained-glass grace

1833 – 1898
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, The ArtistsPortrait of Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

1872 – 1945
Emma Sandys, The ArtistsPortrait of Emma Sandys

Emma Sandys

1843 – 1877
Evelyn De Morgan, The ArtistsPortrait of Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan

"Art is eternal, but life is short…"

1855 – 1919
George Ripley, The ArtistsPortrait of George Ripley

George Ripley

Nothing is what it seems in the search for the Philosopher's Stone

1415 – 1490
George Stubbs, The ArtistsPortrait of George Stubbs

George Stubbs

1724 – 1806
Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein), The ArtistsPortrait of Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein)

Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein)

Great painter and social icon

1895 – 1978
John Constable, The ArtistsPortrait of John Constable

John Constable

Nature wins, every time

1776 – 1837
John Dee, The ArtistsPortrait of John Dee

John Dee

The man who summoned angels

1527 – 1608
John Everett Millais, The ArtistsPortrait of John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais

Prodigy, Pre-Raphaelite, sellout?

1829 – 1896
John William Godward, The ArtistsPortrait of John William Godward

John William Godward

"The world is not big enough for myself and Picasso"

1861 – 1922
Joseph Mallord William Turner, The ArtistsPortrait of Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Every age has its star; meet J.M.W. Turner

1775 – 1851
Joseph Wright of Derby, The ArtistsPortrait of Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby

The birth of science out of fire

1734 – 1797
Julia Margaret Cameron, The ArtistsPortrait of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

1815 – 1879
Laura Knight, The ArtistsPortrait of Laura Knight

Laura Knight

1877 – 1970
Leonora Carrington, The ArtistsPortrait of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

"I'm not anyone's muse"

1917 – 2011
Louis Wain, The ArtistsPortrait of Louis Wain

Louis Wain

1860 – 1939
Madge Gill, The ArtistsPortrait of Madge Gill

Madge Gill

An orphan talks to angels

1882 – 1961
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, The ArtistsPortrait of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

1864 – 1933
Marie Spartali Stillman, The ArtistsPortrait of Marie Spartali Stillman

Marie Spartali Stillman

1844 – 1927
Mary Beale, The ArtistsPortrait of Mary Beale

Mary Beale

Mary brings home the bacon

1633 – 1699
Moses Haughton the Younger, The ArtistsPortrait of Moses Haughton the Younger

Moses Haughton the Younger

The reason Henry Fuseli got famous

1773 – 1849
Russell Drysdale, The ArtistsPortrait of Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

The Feelbad Lands

1912 – 1981
Simeon Solomon, The ArtistsPortrait of Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon

Flamboyant, unrepentant, and fabulous

1840 – 1905
Stanley William Hayter, The ArtistsPortrait of Stanley William Hayter

Stanley William Hayter

1901 – 1988
Susan Penelope Rosse, The ArtistsPortrait of Susan Penelope Rosse

Susan Penelope Rosse

Tiny paintings of presumably normal-sized people

1652 – 1700
Thomas Woolner, The ArtistsPortrait of Thomas Woolner

Thomas Woolner

Sculptor turned poet, Pre-Raphaelite turned Neoclassicist

1825 – 1892
William Blake, The ArtistsPortrait of William Blake

William Blake

Art is life, science is death

1757 – 1827
William Henry Fox Talbot, The ArtistsPortrait of William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot

Britain's photographic pioneer

1800 – 1877
William Hogarth, The ArtistsPortrait of William Hogarth

William Hogarth

A printmaker analyzes taste — and beauty comes out on top

1697 – 1764
William Holman Hunt, The ArtistsPortrait of William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt

Stubborn commitment = beauty

1827 – 1910
William Morris, The ArtistsPortrait of William Morris

William Morris

Can you run a socialist company in a capitalist economy?

1834 – 1896

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